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Just wanted to know if my answers are correct.

Dangling Modifiers

If your baby does not like cold apple juice, it should be heated.

My answer: 1. If your baby does not like cold apple juice, the apple juice should be heated.

When they are fresh, eating oranges can often keep away the cold virus.

My answer: 2. Eating fresh oranges can often keep away the cold virus.

Predication

Our plans for tomorrow should begin today.

My answer: 3. Our plans for tomorrow should begin immediately.

Punctuating Sentences

The dinner party will begin at 8 o’clock sharp.

My answer: 4.No change

He took the curve too sharply, it caused an accident.

My answer: 6. He took the curve too sharply and caused an accident.

Punctuation—Colon

The ingredients for my favorite grilled sandwich are: peanut butter and bananas.

My answer: 7.The ingredients for my favorite grilled sandwich are peanut butter and bananas.

Studying is exciting: find something about the subject that interests you, and resolve to become an expert.

My answer: 8. Studying is exciting: Find something about the subject that interests you and resolve to become an expert.

Punctuation—Dash

Pens come in all shapes—my favorite is an ergonomic one shaped like a wishbone.

My answer: 9. Pens come in all shapes; my favorite is an ergonomic one shaped like a wishbone.

Punctuation—Hyphen

She ate two thirds of the pie in one sitting!

My answer: 10. She ate two-thirds of the pie in one sitting!

The high rise building is located at 3114 Main Street.

My answer: 11. The high-rise building is located at 3114 Main Street.

Punctuation—Parentheses

The blouse did not fit properly. (You will find it in this package.)

My answer: 12. The blouse (you will find in this package) did not fit properly.

Punctuation—Square Brackets

The article about American history stated, “The revolution began over a beer [during Prohibition] and ended with a bang.”

My answer: 13.No change

Inclusive Language—Nonsexist Language

We need more manpower to finish the job on schedule.

My answer: 14. We need more labor to finish the job on schedule.

Inclusive Language—Nonracist and Nonagist Language

The woman who earned the award was a Negro from Louisiana.
My answer: 15. The woman who earned the award was from Louisiana.

It seems that every Golden Ager is on the bus trip to Laughlin, Nevada.

My answer: 16.

Inclusive Language—Talking about People with Disabilities and Disease

The blind people were downtown for a national conference.

My answer: 17. People with vision impairments were downtown for a national conference.

His sister is afflicted with polio and muscular dystrophy, so she is confined to a wheelchair.

My answer: 18. His sister has polio and muscular dystrophy, so she uses a wheelchair.

Inclusive Language—Quoting from Biased Material

The mayors and their wives were invited on a tour of the state buildings.

My answer: 19. The mayors and their wives [sic] were invited on a tour of the state buildings.

Back in the 1400s, the laws governing the people were quite specific: “All men shall tithe 10% to the church and pay taxes every six months. All men can attend school until they are 16 years of age.”

My answer: 20. Back in the 1400s, the laws governing the people were quite specific: “All men [sic] shall tithe 10% to the church and pay taxes every six months. All men [sic] can attend school until they are 16 years of age.”


My answer: 1. If your baby does not like cold apple juice, the apple juice should be heated. correct

My answer: 2. Eating fresh oranges can often keep away the cold virus. correct

Predication

Our plans for tomorrow should begin today.

My answer: 3. Our plans for tomorrow should begin immediately. If they are plans for tomorrow, shouldn't they begin in the morning?

Punctuating Sentences

My answer: 4.No change correct

My answer: 6. He took the curve too sharply and caused an accident. correct

Punctuation—Colon

My answer: 7.The ingredients for my favorite grilled sandwich are peanut butter and bananas. correct

My answer: 8. Studying is exciting: Find something about the subject that interests you and resolve to become an expert. correct

Punctuation—Dash

My answer: 9. Pens come in all shapes; my favorite is an ergonomic one shaped like a wishbone. correct

Punctuation—Hyphen

My answer: 10. She ate two-thirds of the pie in one sitting! correct

My answer: 11. The high-rise building is located at 3114 Main Street. correct

Punctuation—Parentheses

The blouse did not fit properly. (You will find it in this package.)

My answer: 12. The blouse (you will find in this package) did not fit properly. I'd say "no change."

Punctuation—Square Brackets

My answer: 13.No change correct

Inclusive Language—Nonsexist Language

My answer: 14. We need more labor to finish the job on schedule. correct

Inclusive Language—Nonracist and Nonagist Language

My answer: 15. The woman who earned the award was from Louisiana. correct

It seems that every Golden Ager is on the bus trip to Laughlin, Nevada.

My answer: 16. ??

Inclusive Language—Talking about People with Disabilities and Disease

The blind people were downtown for a national conference.

My answer: 17. People with vision impairments were downtown for a national conference. I frankly don't see a need for any re-wording.

My answer: 18. His sister has polio and muscular dystrophy, so she uses a wheelchair. correct

Inclusive Language—Quoting from Biased Material

The mayors and their wives were invited on a tour of the state buildings.

My answer: 19. The mayors and their wives [sic] were invited on a tour of the state buildings. correct

Back in the 1400s, the laws governing the people were quite specific: “All men shall tithe 10% to the church and pay taxes every six months. All men can attend school until they are 16 years of age.”

My answer: 20. Back in the 1400s, the laws governing the people were quite specific: “All men [sic] shall tithe 10% to the church and pay taxes every six months. All men [sic] can attend school until they are 16 years of age.” correct

One thing to remember (and I think you have) in quoted material, is that you must leave the wording as it is in the original. Actually, it's not an error to say "men" in that last one, because at that time, they really meant men!

Did you skip #16 on purpose?

=)


ooh i forgot about number 16

16. It seems that every older person is on the bus trip to Laughlin, Nevada.

Or ...

... senior citizen ...

??

Thank you so much for the help as it was greatly appreciated!

For #19, shouldn't it be:

The mayors and their spouses were invited on a tour of the state building.

Mayors are not always men.

#19 should use spouses

The woman who earned the award was from Louisiana. isnt there a different way to put that I think there is a word that you can use to describe someone of a different background like the hearing impared rather then deaf?

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