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RATIONALE"They're" is a contraction for "they are;" "there" is an adverb indicating location; and "their" is a possessive pronoun indicating ownership. The only sentence to use all three of these
words correctly is "Fibi and Shawn told us that they're going to Italy next month. I have never been there, and wish I could join them on their vacation."22Choose the sentence that has NO errors in subject-verb agreement.Margarita, Carlos, and Angelica are cousins.All the leaves in my yard needs to be raked.The powerful vacuum cleaner terrify my two dogs.That painting, along with most modern art, confuse me.RATIONALEVerbs must agree with their subjects in number. If a subject is singular, the singular form of the verb must be used; if a subject is plural, a plural form of the verb must be used. The following sentence is correct because, unlike the other options, the plural subject (Margarita,Carlos, and Angelica) agrees with the plural verb form (are): "Margarita, Carlos, and Angelicaare cousins."23Choose the change that corrects the subject-verb agreement error in this sentence:Kendall and Katie likes to go to the movies on Sunday afternoons. change "go" to "goes"change "likes" to "like"change "likes" to "has liked"change "go" to "went"RATIONALEVerbs must agree with their subjects in number. If a subject is singular, the singular form of the verb must be used; if a subject is plural, a plural form of the verb must be used. The following sentence is incorrect because the subject (Kendall and Katie) is plural, but the verb(likes) is singular. "Likes" should be changed to "like" to correct it: "Kendall and Katie likes to go to the movies on Sunday afternoons."24Malia creates a list of ideas she wants to incorporate in her essay. She is in the __________ stage of the writing process.prewritingrevisingproofreadingdraftingRATIONALECreating a list of possible topics or ideas is an activity done in the prewriting stage. Proofreading, revising, and drafting are done after the essay is written.25Victor writes the following topic sentence:Anyone who has been bitten by a fire ant knows how that little creature got its name.Which of the following sentences is NOT relevant to Victor's topic sentence?Fire ants attach themselves to their victim and can inject their venom over and over.Worker ants only live for about a year, but queens can live for up to 20 years.
The initial bite is sharp, but the pain and itching can last for several days.For some people, the bites turn into large, raised bumps that are extremely painful.RATIONALELike the thesis that expresses the main idea of an essay, the topic sentence should express the main idea of a paragraph. Victor's topic sentence tells us that his paragraph will be about the effects of being bitten by fire ants. Therefore, "Worker ants only live for about a year, but queens can live for up to twenty years" is not relevant to Victor's topic sentence.CONCEPTParagraphs and Topic SentencesI need help with this question26A writer is telling a story about how her friend Ellen nearly crashed her car after a deer leapt onto the road in front of her.