Please check and let me know which ones are wrong Thank you Tom
31.I had hoped the police would blame Bruce, not ___.
32.Some interviewers ____ have a clear sense of what they want in an employee, ask very tough questions.
33.A venture capitalist has to be willing to take risks when ___ invests ___ money.
__ they /their
__ he / his
__ she /her
_x_ he or she /his or her
34.Many times people will ask a writer where ____ gets ____ ideas.
__x he or she/his or her
Part III: Revision
Revise the sentences provided to correct the grammar errors indicated. (In many cases there will be more than one correct alternative to the sentence provided; credit will be given for all correct answers.)
Revise the following word groups to remove all fragments.
35.There are two reasons why. I like baseball. It is fun. And for the good exercise.
There are two reasons why I like baseball because it is fun and for good exercise.
There are two reasons why I like baseball: It is fun and for the good exercise.
36.The White Sox are really good at the fundamentals of baseball. Which is why they won the World Series in 2005.
The White Sox are really good at the fundamentals of baseball, which is why they won the world series in 2005.
Revise the following word groups to remove all run-on sentences.
37.Studying is hard work many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.
Studying is hard work. Many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.
38.Some tests are so hard that no one does well on them other tests are too easy and don't really test comprehension.
Some tests are so hard that no one does well on them, while other tests are too easy and don't really test comprehension
Revise the following sentences so that the subjects and verbs agree with one another.
39.One of my friends want to attend my graduation ceremony.
One of my friends wanted to attend my graduation ceremony.
40.Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog plays in the store window.
Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog play in the store window.
Revise the following sentences to remove all pronoun errors.
41.When a police officer fires his gun, he must fill out a lot of paperwork.
When a police officer fires his or her gun, he or she must fill out a lot of paperwork.
42.When a teacher writes an exam, they think about what aspects of student learning they want to test.
When teachers write exams, they think about what aspects of student learning they want to test.
Revise the following sentences to remove all apostrophe errors.
43.Some people know where they parked they're car's, and some dont.
Some people know where they parked their cars, and some don’t.
44.I gave you your's, and Im sorry if its broken now.
I gave you yours, and I’m sorry if it’s broken now.
Revise the following sentences to make one of the existing sentences subordinate to the other.
45.The hurricane destroyed some oil rigs. Fuel prices rose.
The hurricane destroyed some oil rigs and the fuel prices rose.
46.People know they are going to have to retire. They often don't save enough money to do so comfortably.
People know they are going to have to retire but they often don’t save enough money to do so comfortably.
Revise the following sentences to remove all errors in the use of quotation marks and all incorrect punctuation.
47.Have you ever read the story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe? Dave asked.
“Have you ever read the story ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe?” Dave asked.
48.Did the professor say Put down your pencils? Janice asked.
“Did the professor say ‘Put down your pencils’?” Janice asked.
Revise the following sentences to create parallel constructions.
49.To succeed in the new economy, workers will have to learn throughout their careers, adapt to changing circumstances, and self-motivation will be needed.
To succeed in the new economy workers will have to learn throughout their careers, adapt to changing circumstances, and self- motivation will be needed.
50.Some students hate math, some students dislike math, and math is liked by other students.
Some students hate math, some students dislike math, and some students like math.
33. correct (clumsy, but correct!)
34. correct (same as above!)
35. Your second answer is correct.
36. Your answer is somewhat correct, but there's no clear antecedent for "which." http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/pronouns.htm
41. correct, but awkward
43. OK; I'd use "but" instead of "and" though.
45. almost correct; add a comma after "rigs"
46. almost correct; where should you add a comma?
49. incorrect; the third part of the series is not parallel in structure with the first two parts. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/parallelism.htm
50. correct, I guess; I think the sentence would be better with semicolons instead of commas -- because each part of the series is a clause, not a single word or a phrase.
37. correct ( or connect by using a semicolon)
39. correct ( however you changed verb tense- you might want to keep the present tense and correct the verb.)
45 and 46 are incorrect...the instructions say that you are to make one of the sentences subordinate... You have made them equal.
1. He has as many books as Tom. 2. He has as much money as Tom. 3. He is as strong as Tom. 4. He runs as fast as Tom. 5. He jumped rope more than Jane. 6. Tom jumped rope as many as Mike. (Are they all grammatical? Would you check
1. Check V on the item which Tom is happy with. 2. Check a V on the item which Tom is happy with. 3. Check on the item which Tom is satisfied with. 4. Check the box of the item which Tom is dissatisfied with. --------------- Are
1. Hello. May I speak to Tom? Speaking. Who's this? Hi,Tom. This is Sam. How are you doing? Just fine. How about you? I'm so-so. How is your school? Oh, it's great. I like it very much. 2. Hello. May I speak to Tom? He is not in
1. He is less tall than Tom. 2. Tom is taller than he. 3. He is less smart than Tom. 4. Tom is smarter than he. 5. He is less big than Tom. 6. Tom is bigger than he. 7. He is less careful than Tom. 8. Tom is more careful than he.
Ms. Sue I don't know if you remember this question, but I got it wrong and I need to know the rule why. I put ...Please come with me, Sarah, and Tom, to pick up Mom's birthday present. He said there is no comma after Tom. I need
Somebody is knowcking on the door. The person inside said,'Who is it?' 1. It's me, Tom. 2. This is me, Tom. 3. I'm me, Tom. 4. That's me, Tom. 5. It's me. 6. That's me. 7. This is me. ------------------------- In the situation,
1. He has less money than Tom. 2. Tom has more money than he. 3. He has less time than Tom. 4. Tom has more time than he. 5. He has less water than Tom. 6. Tom has more water than he. 7. He has less rice than Tom. 8. Tom has more
A: Hello. May I speak to Tom? B: Speaking. Who's calling, please? A: Hi, Tom. This is Sam. How are you doing? B: Just fine. How's your new school? A: It's great. By the way, what are you doing? B: I'm playing computer games. A:
please check these 7 answers on Huck Finn: 1. Huck goes along with the king and the duke until a. they decide to steal from the Wilks sister b. they sell Jim to the Phelps farm c. they try to steal the raft d. he realizes they
Tom's mother pays him $.50 for each problem his gets correct on his test, but he has to give her .25 for each problem he gets wrong. If Tom makes $8.00 on the test, and there were 25 total problems on the test, how many did he
- ok... we keep getting this one wrong: Solve the following equation for x. Write your answer as a fraction in simplest form. -6(x-5)=-2x-8-6(3x-5) What is it you don't understand about this? Clear the parentheses, combine terms,