Sentence Correction - Prepositional Phrases _Key_

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1 Sentence Correction: Prepositional Phrases Some of the following sentences have errors caused by the misuse of prepositional phrases. For each sentence, identify the main action and the actor that completes that action. If you cannot find the actor, look for the prepositional phrase error. I have provided an example of correct usage of a prepositional phrase in the first sentence. 1. In the essay “What’s in a Name,” Henry Louis Gates tries to prove that “the question of color, especially in this country, operates to hide the graver question of the self” (56) through a story about the discrimination that his father, who was well-respected in the village, experienced during his childhood in the South. (correct) 2. In the essay, “What’s in a Name?”, by Henry Louis Gates Jr., the author expresses his perspective on the discrimination that his parents, particularly his father, experienced during his childhood in the South. correct
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2010 for the course UWP 1 taught by Professor Braun during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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