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There/It - Use “find” to fix “there”’s in a sentenceIt is thought by experts that flying is the safest way to travel.Flying is considered the safest way to travel according to many experts.flying = subjectMany experts consider flying to be the safest way to travel.There are experts who consider flying to be the safest way to travel.Experts are the subject of the sentenceWhat is the focus of the sentence? Make that the subject and verb.Revise the sentences below:There are three reasons why Americans should be allowed to own guns.Revision: Americans should be allowed to own guns for three reasons.It is often the fault of doctors when medical procedures go wrong.Revision: When medical procedures go wrong, doctors are often the fault.Mixed references by numberA student should have the right to carry their backpacks to class.“Student” is singular; “their backpacks” implies plural.Revise: Students should have the right to carry their backpacks to classIt is up to each student to decide not to bully their classmates.Revision: Students should decide not to bully their classmates.
Ambiguous reference - Unclear referenceScientists who perform tests on animals must decide if they are being treated humanely.To whom does the pronoun “they” refer?Scientists who perform tests on animals must decide if those animals are being treatedhumanely.Revise:Children often disagree with parents when they say they can be responsible for a cellphone.Revise: When saying that children can be responsible for cell phones, parents oftendisagree with children. - adverbial sentence (use two per paragraph)Note: Follow a long sentence with a short, to the point, sentenceEvery day/EverydayEvery day is used as an adverb to tell when.

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Winter
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English, semicolon

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