Quiz 3 & 4 Practice
Correct the 7 Subject-Verb agreement errors in the following passage.
The need for background checks on all gun buyers have(has) never been greater, now that the
Internet have(has) made it easy for people to buy and sell guns wi
Edit the following sentences to correct dangling modifiers. Most sentences can be revised in
more than one way. Example:
a student must complete
To acquire a degree in almost any field, two science courses .
must be complet
ngr the pronoun doesn't agree with (it doesn't match) the noun. -= Smitten-CL
am wrong or missing article (denite. indenite. zero. alan) M 9%,.) amt-e. Maf
awk awkward phrase: use thesaurus to nd an alternative.
coh coherence problem: clarify logic
Practice Quiz Word Form
Identify and correct the word form and passive errors (25 errors)!
Cats can be fallen(fall) from any height with a high survive(survival) rate. It turns out that the(a)
typical cats terminal velocity is so low, around 60 mph,
EXERCISE 16 1
Edit the following sentences for wordiness. Example:
The Wilsons moved into the house in spite of the fact that
the back door was only ten yards from the train tracks.
a. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who set
Edit the following sentences to correct faulty parallelism. Example:
Rowena began her work day by pouring a cup of coffee and
checked her e-mail.
a. Police dogs are used for finding lost children, tracking crim
Edit the following sentences to untangle mixed constructions. Example:
By keeping your wrists relaxed while rowing will help you
a. Using surgical gloves is a precaution now worn by dentists to
Misplaced or awkwardly placed modifiers
Edit the following sentences to correct misplaced or awkwardly placed modifiers. Example:
in a telephone survey
Answering questions can be annoying . in a telephone survey.
a. Our English professor
The comma and unnecessary commas: Guided review
Edit the following paragraphs by adding commas where they are needed and removing commas
where they are not needed. The numbers in the margin refer to appropriate rules in
Edit on the screen once, but then edit by hand on a hard copy
Perform several scans of your essay, targeting specific errors
Read it out loud, or have someone else read it out loud to you!
Work with a writing center instruct
Practice Grammar Quiz for Number and Articles
Articles: Insert articles (a, an, the) where needed.
Many people who live in Irvine belong to a club or two. One of clubs is likely to be a social or charitable
organization. Many business people may al
My commenting style on your papers, and what this
means for you:
In general: Be aware that my purpose as an instructor is not to edit your essays; my purpose is
to guide you on how to edit your own work. As a rule, I spend 10 minutes on each draft.
Directions: Add cohesive words to the beginnings of the sentences in this
paragraph, where needed, to make it less choppy. Use the Transition Words in
KL, pages 236-240!
Yankelovich helps explain the dilemma of American workers. Though m
Grammar Terms: Intro and Practice
A. DIRECTIONS: Name the part of speech of the italicized word in the
1. The acorn was under the tree. (preposition)
2. I rarely see the president smile. (adverb)
3. Those shoes do not match