Grammar Checks

I’m trying to learn for my Writing class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

Now that this grammar class is ending, here is your chance to show me what you’re working with! This assignment is OPTIONAL – for additional extra credit points – so you don’t have to explain the error; just CHOOSE A LABEL for it

and FIX it!

DO AS MANY SENTENCES AS YOU LIKE.

Submit only the sentence(s) you’re fixing.

SUBMIT ONLY A WORD DOCUMENT.

5 Points for each 2-part correct response. Both the Grammar Match Game Label and the Grammartize This! Correction must be correctfor you to receive the

5 points per sentence.

GRAMMAR MATCH GAME LABELS!

MATCH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS WITH A SENTENCE. THAT IS, CUT AND PASTE ONE OF THE RED ERROR DESCRIPTIONS ABOVE THE SENTENCE WHICH CONTAINS THE ERROR IN THE DESCRIPTION. THEN CORRECT THE ERROR USING RED FONT AND YELLOW HIGHLIGHTING. IT’S ALL RIGHT TO USE A LABEL MORE THAN ONCE. NUMBER 1 IS DONE AS AN EXAMPLE.

THIS SENTENCE IS CORRECT AND DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY SIGNIFICANT ERRORS

IN GRAMMAR OR MECHANICS.

THIS IS A RUN-ON SENTENCE: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THIS WORD GROUP CONTAINS A FRAGMENT: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THIS SENTENCE CONTAINS A COMMA SPLICE: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THIS SENTENCE CONTAINS AN APOSTROPHE CATASTROPHE: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THIS SENTENCE CONTAINS A WORD USAGE/DICTION ERROR: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THE SUBJECT AND VERB DO NOT AGREE: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THE PRONOUN AND ITS ANTECEDENT DO NOT AGREE: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THE SENTENCE HAS A COMMA OMISSION ERROR: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THE SENTENCE HAS A COMMA COMMISSION ERROR – A SUPERFLUOUS ERROR: GRAMMARTIZE

THIS!

THIS SENTENCE CONTAINS A PRONOUN CASE ERROR: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

THIS SENTENCE CONTAINS A PUNCTUATION ERROR: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

1.EXAMPLE

THE SUBJECT AND VERB DO NOT AGREE: GRAMMARTIZE THIS!

The number of laws governing background checks, assault weapons limits, and open-carry practiceshelphelpsexplain why people think the country has too many restrictions.

2.Each of the candidates’ names were written on pieces of paper, folded in half, and placed in the appropriate box.

3.The behind-the-scenes competition for Wall Street funds will end Friday, August 6, 2020 with fewer than fifteen candidates in the race still trying to raise campaign money and acquire in-kind donations.

4.Wearing a seatbelt is not just a good idea it’s the law.

5.Even though he had written to the dean of the graduate college and had submitted all the required forms in triplicate; Martin was not accepted for admission.

6.There are more Johnsons, Smiths, Rodriguezes, and Joneses on this year’s vote-by-mail ballot listthan on last years.

7.According to the advice I have already received from my academic adviser, the principle difficulty with the university’s ability to retain students is that it does not loan money to students who are not eligible for federal grants. This policy will, of course, affect the enrollment during fall semester.

8.All students who are interested in student teaching next semester must submit an application to the Teacher Education Office.

9.I appreciate your delivering the food and other donations to my family and I after the storm and to whoever else needs food and supplies; my parents will divide the monetary donations between my brother and me.

10.Time magazine’s “100 Women of the Year from 1920 to 2020 were the leaders, innovators, empire builders, activists, entertainers, athletes, and artists who defined a century; among them were: Oprah Winfrey, Toni Morrison, the Whistleblowers, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Elizabeth II, BeyonceKnowles-Carter, J.K. Rowling, Indira Gandhi, Madonna, Angela Davis, Serena Williams, and Sandra Day O’Connor.

11.The original, timely expression “do your own thing” was used by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1841 edition of his essay “Self Reliance”.

12.Some television shows are no doubt worthless, however, there are many programs that can truly be called educational.

13.In 1977, there were 200, 000 foreign students attending colleges and universities in the United States. The largest number coming from the Middle East.

14.The meteorologist reported the weather in places like Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Two Egg, Florida, Rome, Georgia, and Pineapple, Alabama.

15.To be accepted into a MBA program at a university in the State University System, you must have an above average GPA. This ruling has led many undergraduate students to change their study habits.

16.A large number of the people interviewed said that they accepted the principle of equal educational opportunity and believed that every effort should be made to effect changes in the educational system.

17.Thanks to MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, iPads, BlackBerrys, voice-activated in-dash navigation systems, and a hundred other technologies that offer distractions anywhere, anytime, and any place, boredom has loosened its grip on us at last.

18.In the past, fewer women held jobs outside the home, therefore, the need for daycare centers was obvious.

19.The scandal broke after the teacher was charged with sexual harassment so the administration and the school board issued a statement to the media to dispel any rumors.

20.The manuscript on my boss’s desk is about the Russians’ high prices making ours seem more reasonable in todays economy.

21.The Federal Reserve has announced that it will consider a rate cut in the event of an economic downturn or crisis, and inflated costs are likely to be a principal factor in their decision.

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