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mistakenly used as a subject. III. Faulty Predication A. Is when or is where Wrong: A noun is when a word stands for a person, place or thing. Correct: A noun is a word standing for a person, place or thing. B. the reason…is because Wrong: The reason we drive is because we are afraid to fly. Correct: We drive because we are afraid to fly. C. Faulty appositive This mistake occurs when an appositive is equated with a noun it cannot logically modify. Wrong: The profit margin is high in the bookstore, such as magazines. Correct: The profit margin is high on bookstore items, such as magazines. EXERCISE: AWKWARD SENTENCES Identify and correct the mistake in each of the following sentences: 1. Since he wants to make his paper clearer is the reason he revises extensively. - Faulty Predication (the reason…is because)/mixed construction - “The reason he revises his paper extensively is because he wants to make it clearer.” 2. During the trial, he defended his action by saying I am not guilty. - Shift in Discourse - “During the trial, he defended his action by stating his innocence”
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3. Before a person chooses a profession, they should be sure that they are suited for it. - Shift in person, change in number - “A person should ensure they are suited for a profession before making a decision.” 4. John was admired by his friends, feared by his competitors, but his employees disliked him.
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  • Fall '19
  • Rhonda Anderson, Department of English, Mixed Constructions, Shifted Constructions

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