Both pairs should be separated by commas; E omits the comma from the second pair. C There should not be any punctuation between the verb and its object, even if the object is a title in quotation marks as it is here. A colon A is incorrect, because the first clause does not introduce the second clause and is not explained by it. After it was repaired it ran perfect again. Search for grammatical errors in the underlined sections of the following sentences and select the option that best corrects them. The author wrote it in the past, but the book still exists in the present. Seeing the dolphins, some sharks, a killer whale, and a Moray eel made the visit to the marine park worthwhile.
If you already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, simply click on the red icon next to the topic for the grammar lesson you wish to view and it will open automatically. Omitting the end quotation mark C is incorrect. There is no reason for the incorrect, extraneous close-quotation mark after the verb E either. A A comma B , colon C , or semicolon E is incorrect and unnecessary between the noun and its proper name. Uncapitalized names A are incorrect. Omitting parentheses and capitalizing the infinitive verb example D are both incorrect.
If there is no error, choose option A. An apostrophe E indicates possession and is incorrect in a non-possessive plural noun. D The modifying phrase inserted between subject and predicate should be set off on both sides by dashes, not just one. After the hurricane, uprooted trees were laying all over the ground. D From the context, we assume the circus acrobats performed the stunt and received the applause that the audience gave. Putting it after the period, outside the end parenthesis A is incorrect.
. The first part of the test was on chemistry, the second on mathematics, and the third on english. The circus audience received a well-deserved round of applause for the perfectly timed acrobatic stunt. D The question mark comes after the question, inside the quotation marks. Still, the fact that a planet exists outside our solar system encourages hope that other solar systems exist, and in them, perhaps, a planet that supports life. B Each item in a series of three or more is separated with a comma.
Everyone in the bank-including the manager and the tellers, ran to the door when the fire alarm rang. If it ended the sentence, it would also be incorrect for ending a sentence with a preposition. Omitting quotation marks D is incorrect since the sentence is quoting people; and the first phrase has them, so the second also should. Past perfect D is not incorrect in itself, but past tense in the original sentence was not incorrect and required no change. D English is capitalized because it is a proper name as well as a school subject. A semicolon E introduces lists or explanations but never separates phrases in a series.
A A comma after each italicized Latin word and after each English translation, inside the quotation marks surrounding the latter, is correct. The fact that boxing is known to cause head injuries and brain damage should lead us to inform the public and push for a ban on boxing. Feel free to download, re-use, or share the following English grammar lessons with your friends, colleagues, or students. Both quotation marks and parentheses always come in pairs. A semicolon, not a comma B separates two independent clauses. Omitting the open parenthesis E is incorrect. B The end quotation mark should come after the word but inside the end parenthesis.
However, mathematics, like chemistry, is a school subject but not a proper name and hence, not capitalized C. In August my parents will be married for twenty-five years. Mail-order shopping can be convenient and timesavingwith appropriate precautions, it is safe as well. To view the following lessons you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not already have Acrobat Reader installed, for instructions on how to download a free copy.
An apostrophe after the s D denotes a possessive plural, not a possessive singular. Among the many fields of science, no matter what turns you on, there are several fields of study. A dash followed by a comma is always incorrect, as is separating a pair with a hyphen D. E A semicolon separates independent clauses. . . .
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