By Samantha Prust
I am a HS English instructor. i like this e-book! It makes it quite a bit more uncomplicated to educate grammar once we can move over a number of various things at one time. The sentences are lovely, so the children get a laugh, too. even more attention-grabbing and more uncomplicated to take advantage of than a grammar booklet. And the scholars get an opportunity to write down right sentences as we cross.
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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. notes incorrect Dont slam the door, you will wake up the penguins. “Don’t” needs an apostrophe. As in all contractions, the apostrophe takes the place of the letter or letters left out in the contraction. ”) The item is a run-on sentence. A comma, alone, cannot separate two sentences.
2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 51 correct Adriana knew something was wrong when she saw a giraffe poke its head out of her chimney. notes incorrect Adriana knew something was wrong when she seen a giraffe poke it’s head out of her chimney. “Seen” always needs a helping verb before it—she has seen, she will have seen, she was seen, she will be seen, etc. Unfortunately, “she seen” is so common that it sounds right to some students. ). verb form, word choice 52 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect In the alley behind the restraunt Margo was cornered by a gang of fried chickens who demanded that she put down her coleslaw and mashed potatos and come out with her hands up.
Spelling, commas 38 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect “Before you buy shoes for your pet millipede”, he said. “Consider the cost. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. ” notes incorrect “Before you buy shoes for your pet millipede”, he said. “Consider the cost. Commas go inside (before) closing quotation marks. ), the next part of the quotation should not be capitalized unless it starts a new sentence. ” Therefore, “consider” is not capitalized. Quotation marks always come in pairs. One set is always followed by another.
A Sentence a Day: Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises to Help Students Avoid Tripping up When They Write by Samantha Prust