A Sentence a Day: Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises to by Samantha Prust

By Samantha Prust

I am a HS English instructor. i admire this e-book! It makes it lots more uncomplicated to educate grammar once we can move over a number of various things at one time. The sentences are adorable, so the youngsters get a laugh, too. even more attention-grabbing and more uncomplicated to take advantage of than a grammar e-book. And the scholars get an opportunity to jot down right sentences as we cross.

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Iceberg” is one word. ” spelling, capitalization 36 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect The scarred moose vamoosed disapearing behind the caboose. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 37 correct The scared moose vamoosed, disappearing behind the caboose. notes incorrect The scarred moose vamoosed disapearing behind the caboose. Some students may insist that the moose really was scarred in an accident, not scared. They could be right, though it is more likely that the moose is disappearing because it is scared, not because it is scarred.

Me and my friend” is increasingly showing up everywhere. “My friend and I” is the correct form. An interesting point of discussion is why “me and my friend” is becoming so common. That “me first” attitude seeps into language as well as behavior. It’s something to think about, in any case, and could lead to an interesting discussion. (The item is not written as a direct quotation. ) word choice, pronouns 48 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect Dont slam the door, you will wake up the penguins.

Fragments, word choice, apostrophes 32 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect A skunk wandered through the neighbor hood and caused quit a scene when it ambled over to the busstop and crawled up on the bench. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 33 correct A skunk wandered through the neighborhood and caused quite a scene when it ambled over to the bus stop and crawled up on the bench. notes incorrect A skunk wandered through the neighbor hood and caused quit a scene when it ambled over to the busstop and crawled up on the bench.

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