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

By Samantha Prust

I am a HS English instructor. i like this e-book! It makes it a lot more straightforward to educate grammar after we can pass over numerous various things at one time. The sentences are adorable, so the children get a snicker, too. even more attention-grabbing and more straightforward to exploit than a grammar booklet. And the scholars get an opportunity to put in writing right sentences as we cross.

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Com incorrect Bram had a hard time remembering things, he always came to school with a sticky note list stuck in the middle of his fourhead. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 41 correct Bram had a hard time remembering things. He always came to school with a sticky note list stuck in the middle of his forehead. notes incorrect Bram had a hard time remembering things, he always came to school with a sticky note list stuck in the middle of his fourhead. The important thing to note in the incorrect item above is that it is a run-on sentence (or comma splice).

Instead of ringing” is an introductory phrase. ”) Therefore, it should be followed by a comma. The proper spelling is still “through,” but it is very likely that one day “thru” will be accepted as normal. Students need to know that language rules do change. For example, “skyscraper” used to be considered a slang word. Now it is actually the proper name for very tall buildings. commas, spelling 56 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect To get alot of attention put on a carrot costume and walk around on a pair of expecially high stilts.

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. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 49 correct Don’t slam the door because you will wake up the penguins.

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