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Source: Wanda Van Goor and Diana Hacker, Developmental Exercises to Accompany A W RITER S R EFERENCE , 6th ed. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007). Name Section Date EXERCISE E1-1 ESL verb use: Guided practice Edit the following paragraphs to correct problems with verbs. The numbers in the margin refer to appropriate rules in section E1 of A Writer’s Reference, Sixth Edition. The first revision has been done for you, and a suggested revision of this exercise appears in the back of the book. Immigrants have came to the United States from all over the world. Initially, new settlers were mostly European, Irish, or English. By the twentieth century, many Asians had took the frightening boat trip across the Pacific. Usually the men came first. After they had made enough money for passage, their wives and children were bring over. All thought that if they worked hard, they will make a good life, as earlier European immigrants had done. Unable to live comfortably in their home-
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