By Samantha Prust
I am a HS English instructor. i like this ebook! It makes it rather a lot more uncomplicated to educate grammar after we can move over a number of various things at one time. The sentences are adorable, so the youngsters get a snicker, too. even more attention-grabbing and more uncomplicated to exploit than a grammar e-book. And the scholars get an opportunity to put in writing right sentences as we move.
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Notes incorrect Iris ate icecream on the ice berg while the yak yakked about frozen Yogurt. “Ice cream” is two words. “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.
Therefore, it is not capitalized. “Their” is used to show possession. It was “their” boa constrictor; it belonged to them. commas, capitalization, word choice 46 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect Irregardless of what I thought of the movie I definitely enjoyed the gigantic bucket of buttered popcorn that me and my friend shared. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 47 correct Regardless of what I thought of the movie, I definitely enjoyed the gigantic bucket of buttered popcorn that my friend and I shared.
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. apostrophes, run-ons 50 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect Adriana knew something was wrong when she seen a giraffe poke it’s head out of her chimney. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 51 correct Adriana knew something was wrong when she saw a giraffe poke its head out of her chimney.
A Sentence a Day: Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises to Help Students Avoid Tripping up When They Write by Samantha Prust