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Daily Edit Practice #17-22

NAME:_______________________________________________________________ PERIOD:_______

This practice sheet covers the following daily edits:

Missing/misplaced possessive apostrophe

Wrong tense or verb form

Wrong/missing verb ending

Misplaced/dangling modifier

It’s/Its confusion

Parallelism



WRITE THE LETTER OF THE CORRECT SENTENCE IN THE BLANK PROVIDED. CONSIDER THE MODIFIERS.

1. ________

A. After studying all the evidence, I am convinced that Alfie did the right thing.

B. After studying all the evidence, it is clear that Alfie did the right thing.

C. I am convinced that Alfie did the right thing after studying all the evidence.

2. ________

A. I hope sometimes to hear the student symphony concerts this semester.

B. I hope to sometime hear one of the student symphony concerts this semester.

C. I hope to hear one of the student symphony concerts sometime this semester.

3. ________

A. When still in grade school, my parents decided to move to Chicago.

B. When I was still in grade school, my parents decided to move to Chicago.

C. My parents decided when I was still in grade school to move to Chicago.

4. ________

A. Poorly typed and hastily proofread, there were several glaring errors in my paper.

B. Poorly typed and hastily proofread, my paper contained several glaring errors.

C. Poorly typed and hastily proofread, several glaring errors were found in my paper

5. ________

A. He ordered some auto parts from a company in Vancouver which cost $700.00.

B. He ordered, which cost $700.00, some auto parts from a company in Vancouver.

C. He ordered some auto parts, which cost $700.00, from a company in Vancouver.

6. ________

A. The students who enjoyed the poetry class frequently gave the instructor presents.

B. The students who enjoyed the poetry class gave frequently the instructor presents.

C. The students who frequently enjoyed the poetry class gave the instructor presents.

7. ________

A. To be an SGA officer, you must have above average grades.

B. To be an SGA officer, your grades must be above average.

C. Your grades must be above average to be an SGA officer.

8. ________

A. If you follow Airline Avenue to East 47th Street, there should only be light traffic.

B. If you follow Airline Avenue to East 47th Street, there should be only light traffic

C. If you follow Airline Avenue to East 47th Street, there only should be light traffic.

9. ________

A. As we approached the summit of Cayuse Pass, mixed hail and snow pelted us.

B. Mixed hail and snow pelted us approaching the summit of Cayuse Pass.

C. Approaching the summit of Cayuse Pass, mixed hail and snow pelted us.

10. ________

A. Like many other applicants, financial aid must be given to Aaron if he is to attend college.

B. Like many other applicants, Aaron must receive financial aid if he is to attend college.

C. Like many other applicants, the school must give Aaron financial aid if he is to attend college.

REVISE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES TO CORRECT MISPLACED OR DANGLING MODIFIERS.

11. The tall boy led the parade with red hair.

12. My brother just listens to one radio station.

13. After dancing solo on stage, the audience applauded Anna's performance.

14. While taking a nap, the volcano erupted.

15. The new student will take the corner seat wearing the muscle shirt.

16. Hoping the weather would improve, the corn was planted during the heat wave.

17. Unfortunately, I can only take three students to the concert.

18. Totally destroyed by the tornado, he had to rebuild his barn.

19. While standing in line, the thunder could be heard.

20. Kathy donated a television to the Youth Center that she no longer used.

CIRCLE THE CORRECT USE OF ITS/IT’S.

21. I hope that (its it's) not too late to get to the meeting on time.

22. The tree in the back yard has finally lost all of (its it's) leaves.

23. The car is so noisy because (its it's) muffler fell off.

24. (Its It's) been almost forty years since you have traveled to your hometown

25. Nobody thinks that (its it's) a good idea to talk to Bob right now.

26. Everyone knows that (its it's ) his fault.

27. Why did the television lose (its it's) audio signal?

28. Unfortunately, (its it's) going to take a long time to solve this problem.

29. A small plane lost (its it's) landing gear as the plane took off.

30. All things considered, (its it's) taken much too long to finish this work.

CHOOSE THE CORRECT VERB (CONSIDER VERB ENDING).

31. Nobody (imagine/imagined) he would become student body president.

32. If a student (maintain/maintains) interest in mathematics, he or she will remember more information.

33. If a student (likes/like) English, the student typically does well in that course.

34. Finally, the teacher (move/moved) Alec’s desk to a corner of the classroom so that he would be isolated.

35. The teacher (assigned/assign) new seats for the classes.

36. She quickly (establish/established) her reputation as class clown.

37. In the movie Sacrifice for Glory, set in World War II, a British Mosquito bomber (crash/crashes) in the jungle.

38. Only the copilot (manages/manage) to survive the long walk through the tropical heat back to civilization.

39. The hot sun beats on the shoulders of the copilot as he (wade/wades) through the waist-deep, crocodile-infested swamp.

40. The man (persevere/perseveres) through many difficult tasks.

CIRCLE THE LETTER OF THE CORRECT SENTENCES (CONSIDERING VERB ENDINGS).

41. A. Mary asks too many questions.

B. Mary ask too many questions.

42. A. In the last class, Mary ask too many questions.

B. In the last class, Mary asked too many questions.

43. A. The prescribe medicine isn't working.

B. The prescribed medicine isn't working.

44. A. You have written an excellent paper.

B. You have wrote an excellent paper.

WRITE IN THE CORRECT FORM OF THE IRREGULAR VERBS BELOW.

Last October we 45._____________ (to swim) in the lagoon, out where the old freighter had 46._____________ (to sink). We 47._____________ (to ride) our bikes to the park and Bobby 48._____________ (to lead) us to Bristle Cove where we 49. _____________ (to dive) off the rocks into the cold water. It 50. _____________ (to be) late in the season, but the water had not 51._____________ (to freeze), and we 52._____________ (to wear) wetsuits.

He 53. _____________ (to fly) to Vancouver in September. He 54._____________ (to choose) to fly United Airlines, which had 55._____________ (to run) ads all that summer.) His granchildren had 56._____________ (to grow) up there and he hadn't 57._____________ (to see) them in years. He hadn't 58._____________ (to write) to them or 59._____________ (to speak) on the phone with them, either. At the Vancouver airport, he 60._____________ (to drag) his suitcase to a rental car and 61._____________ (to drive) to their home to surprise them. He 62._____________ (to take) his time walking up the driveway, and then he 63. _____________ (to ring) the doorbell.

Juan 64. _____________ (to lie) on the couch and his sister 65. _____________ (to sit) on the floor nearby. Gordo, their hairy dog, 66._____________ (to shake) himself violently and Juan 67._____________ (to rise) from the couch. "I 68. _____________ (to throw) the frisbee to this mutt all morning," he 69._____________ (to say). "And we 70._____________ (to run) around the park twice, and he still wants to play."



WRITE OUT THE POSSESSIVE (EXAMPLE: “MS. SCHONHAR’S CHAIR” FOR “THE CHAIR OF MS. SCHONHAR”)

71. the daughter of Mrs. Memechose _________________

72. pies that belong to the clowns _________________

73. the Picture of Dorian Gray _________________

74. the breakfast of the dog _________________

75. the project of Guillaume and Henri _________________

76. the motorbikes of Janice and Phil _________________

77. the door that belongs to it _________________

78. the fleas that belong to the circus _________________

79. the lair of the white worm _________________

80. the hound of the Baskervilles _________________

81. the speech of the president _________________

82. reflection of the mirror _________________

83. the research of Dr. Cranium _________________

84. books that belong to the library _________________

85. the antlers of the deer (singular) _________________



PARALLELISM

Correct the following sentences to make them parallel.

86. We must either raise revenues or it will be necessary to reduce expenses.

87. Stoics deny the importance of such things as wealth, good looks, and having a good reputation.

88. In his farewell address to the army, the general praised his soldiers for their unsurpassed courage and gave thanks because of their devotion.

89. The crowd that had gathered outside the court was loud and they were angry.

90. The police have a duty to serve the community, safeguard lives and property, protect the innocent against deception, and they must respect the constitutional rights of all.

91. Sir Humphry Davy, the celebrated English chemist, was an excellent literary critic as well as being a great scientist.

92. The Johnsons were cheerful and knowledgeable traveling companions, and behaved generously.

93. The delegates spent the day arguing with one another rather than work together to find common solutions.

94. My sister's promotion means that she will be moving to another state and take the children with her.



95. A company is not only responsible to its shareholders but also customers and employees as well.


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