Grammar_Unit_2_correct_grammar - Grammar Unit 2: Writing...

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Grammar Unit 2: Writing grammatically correct sentences (Adapted from http://papyr.com/hypertextbooks/grammar/gramchek.htm ) Each error is identified in the heading and an example of the error follows, sometimes with multiple instances of each error in a single example. 1. No comma after introductory element Example: After we watched the movie we went over to the pizza joint for a bite to eat. 2. Vague pronoun reference Example: John Smith reported the problem to Bob Adams, and he corrected it immediately. 3. No comma in compound sentence Example: John Smith reported the problem to Bob Adams and Adams corrected it immediately. 4. Wrong word Example: Building a new fiber optic network will take less dollars then originally suspected. 5. Wrong or missing inflected endings Example: Teacher representatives in the United States’ could have wrote the book themselves. 6. Wrong or missing preposition Example: The man to whom you were speaking to was the curator on the exposition. 7. Comma splice
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2009 for the course ENGL 1105 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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