Concluding Exercise, Sentences

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Choose the type of error you uncover in the sentences below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Front loaded

    • B. 

      Separation of subject and verb

    • C. 

      A and B above

  • 2. 
    It was decided by the plaintiffs to bifurcate both their claims and the individual cases so that they could be heard separately and perhaps more fairly.
    • A. 

      Passive

    • B. 

      Passive and ambiguous pronoun

    • C. 

      Word choice and wordy

  • 3. 
    The students may have thought that as long as the supervising professor knew of, and approved their use of outside materials that they were adequately documenting their material. 
    • A. 

      Verb tense and punctuation independent clauses

    • B. 

      Punctuation of interruptor and verb tense

    • C. 

      Lack of parallelism and punctuation of interruptor

  • 4. 
    Conservatives prefer to debate philosophy, while liberals would rather argue about programs.  This makes it difficult for Democrats to connect their policies to their beliefs and hard for Republicans to follow through on their ideas. 
    • A. 

      Ambiguous pronoun

    • B. 

      Punctuation independent clauses

    • C. 

      Parallelism

  • 5. 
    There’s many bright and able participants in the 1Ls applicant pool. 
    • A. 

      Punctuation possessive

    • B. 

      Subject/verb agreement and punctuation possessive

    • C. 

      Correct

  • 6. 
    The professor fights the late hours with bright lights, shortens them with early bedtime, and they diminish as the summer approaches.  
    • A. 

      Lack of parallelism in list

    • B. 

      Punctuation of three independent clauses

    • C. 

      Ambiguous pronoun and lack of parallelism

  • 7. 
    The briefs were reviewed by a very tired clerk, but any unnoticed errors were caught by her boss the next morning.
    • A. 

      Wordy

    • B. 

      Passive

    • C. 

      Passive and punctuation separates two independent clauses incorrectly

  • 8. 
    In Smithville, the owner of a horse that had been ridden too hard during practice by a novice rider who had not be carefully supervised sued the barn’s supervisor’s company for neglect.
    • A. 

      Lengthy sentence

    • B. 

      Separation subject and verb

    • C. 

      Parallelism

  • 9. 
    Before agreeing to pay for veterinary bills and loss of income, causation was argued for hours and even days by the company and the supervisor.
    • A. 

      Dangling element caused by passive voice

    • B. 

      Misplaced element

    • C. 

      Passive and wordy

  • 10. 
    The appellate court, concluding that the prosecutor had hidden evidence about the child’s testimony, and obviously concerned that no mention had been made of the bloody bandana, sanctioned both the prosecutor and her office.
    • A. 

      Separation subject and verb

    • B. 

      Passive voice

    • C. 

      A and B above