Com155 R3 Appendix D

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Appendix D

Sentence Correction and Changes in Writing

Review the following sentences. Some of them are correct, whereas others contain an error with a commonly confused word.

Identify those with errors by marking each of the errors in bold. Make the correction in parentheses after the error. For those that are correct, write correct at the end of the sentence.

Their (There) are three kids in the room.

We have been married for 20 years, and are (our) relationship is as strong as ever.

I’m having trouble with my car. Can you give me some advise (advice)?

The diplomats are doing what they can to restore peace. Correct

I know it is important, so I will defiantly (definitely) be there on time.

I never knew that the new employee knows the manager’s son. Correct

I cannot find my keys. I hope I did not loose (lose) them.

I should of (have) written down where I last put them.

They’re absolutely right.   Correct

I don’t want to buy that. It’s to (too) expensive.

Its (It’s) hot out today.

I love my car. It’s (its) interior is so comfortable.

The movie was so boring that I didn’t know if I could make it threw (through) to the end.

Your (You’re) welcome. I was happy to help.

An evening out can be a great way to clear one’s mind. Correct

  1. Jane went over their yesterday. Jane went over there yesterday.
  2. Its very cold outside. It’s very cold outside.
  3. There boss is gone today. Their boss is gone today.
  4. Theres too many vehicles in the yard today. There’s too many vehicles in the yard today.
  5. fort mclellan Is a training base for the army. Fort Mclellan is atraining base for the army.

Since I started this course, my writing has changed tremendously. I have always had problems with my writing capabilities. I would constantly find myself misusing words and using incorrect punctuation in my sentences. This is partly due to me not taking the time to proofread my work. I would...