grammar check

Please check and let me know which ones are wrong Thank you Tom

31.I had hoped the police would blame Bruce, not ___.
_x_ me
__ myself
__ mineself
__I

32.Some interviewers ____ have a clear sense of what they want in an employee, ask very tough questions.
__ who
_x_, who
__ which
__ that

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.
__ they/their.
__ he/his
__ she/her
__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.
MY A.
There are two reasons why I like baseball because it is fun and for good exercise.
My A.
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.

A.
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.

A.
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.
A.
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.

A.
One of my friends wanted to attend my graduation ceremony.

40.Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog plays in the store window.

A.
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.

A.
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.
A.
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.

A.
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.
A.
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.
A.
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.
A.
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.

A.
“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.
A.
“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.
A.
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.

A.
Some students hate math, some students dislike math, and some students like math.

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asked by Tom
  1. 31. correct
    32. correct
    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
    37. correct
    38. correct
    39. correct
    40. correct
    41. correct, but awkward
    42. correct
    43. OK; I'd use "but" instead of "and" though.
    44. correct
    45. almost correct; add a comma after "rigs"
    46. almost correct; where should you add a comma?
    47. correct
    48. correct
    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.

    posted by Writeacher
  2. 31. correct
    32. correct
    33. correct
    34. correct
    35. incorrect
    36. correct
    37. correct ( or connect by using a semicolon)
    38. correct
    39. correct ( however you changed verb tense- you might want to keep the present tense and correct the verb.)
    40.correct
    41. correct
    42. correct
    43. correct
    44. correct
    45 and 46 are incorrect...the instructions say that you are to make one of the sentences subordinate... You have made them equal.
    47.incorrect
    48. incorrect
    49. incorrect
    50. correct

    posted by GuruBlue
  3. GuruBlue is correct about 45 and 46. I missed that part of the instructions! Sorry.

    posted by Writeacher
  4. We all know that

    posted by alka
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    posted by vfybao aonlgf
  6. . Some interviewers ____ have a clear sense of what they want in an employee, ask very tough questions.

    posted by Anonymous
  7. That movie, one of my favorites.

    posted by teala
  8. 47. 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.

    posted by Tonya
  9. "Have you ever read the story,'The tell-Tale Heart', by Edgar Allan Poe"? Dave asked.

    "Did the professor say, 'Put down your pencils'!" Janice asked.

    posted by kala
  10. we all thought the test was too easy, but we were terribly strong.

    posted by luis

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