Subject-verb%2c pronouns%2c apostrophes

Subject-verb%2c pronouns%2c apostrophes - Examples When...

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More Editing for Correctness Subject-Verb Agreement Examples: The samples on the tray in the lab (needs or need?) testing. High levels of air pollution (damages or damage?) the respiratory tract. Various kinds of vandalism (has or have?) been rapidly increasing. Subjects joined with and: Jill’s natural ability and her desire to help others (has or have?) led to a career in the ministry. Subjects joined with or or nor : If an infant or a child (is or are?) having difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Neither the lab assistant nor the students (was or were?) able to download the program. Errors in Pronoun Reference and Number A pronoun must agree in number (and gender) with the noun or noun phrase that it refers to.
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Unformatted text preview: Examples: When someone has been drinking, they are more likely to speed. A medical student must study hard if they want to succeed. In this class everyone performs at their fitness level. (Treat these indefinite nouns as singular even if they sound as though they could be plural: anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, somebody, someone, something. ) Identify what’s wrong in the following: Tom told James that he had won the lottery. Apostrophes The loyal opposition scorned the committees decisions. The advisory board swiftly transacted it’s business....
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course ENG 1113 taught by Professor Irwin during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Oklahoma.

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Subject-verb%2c pronouns%2c apostrophes - Examples When...

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