ENGL 102, Grammar Review, Prochaska
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Grammar Review Subject Verb Agreement 0 O O O O O O The governor as well as his secretary was were shot Theo governor and his secretary waswere shot A driver39s license or a credit card isare required A driver39s license or two credit cards isare required Each of the cars havehas been detailed Each of always singular form Skis boots and poles isare the required equipment The required equipment is are skis boots and poles The use of Apostrophe in indicating possession O O O The work of the day is done D the day s work is done The painting by her father in law sold for a large sumD The fatherinlaw39s painting sold for a large sum The plays of Aristophanes still speak to audience todayD Aristophanes39 plays still speak to audience today The camper ofjoe and Mary was expensive Joe and Mary39s camper was expensive The expectation of a romantic evening joe and Mary have couldn39t be more differentl Joe39s and Mary39s expectation of a romantic evening couldn39t be more different Avoiding Fragments O O O O I ate complete sentence bc it contains a noun and a verb Although I ate the ham sandwich my mom had xed me for lunch Not a complete sentence because of the Subordinate Conjunction Although needs an independent clause When we nally realized that there was not much of a chance Not a complete sentence because of the subordinate conjunction needs an independent clause Everyone knows complete sentence bc it contains a subject and a verb Runon Sentences O O I always were my glasses when I drive I can read traf c signs more easily Problem combining 2 independent clauses with a comma is called comma splicing Solutions Semicolon since the clauses are related Period A subordinate conjunction Because 0 so 0 therefore I hate most sports I like NASCAR Solutions period however but Coordinating Conjunction F A N B O Y S O 0 And 0 Nor 0 But For oOr 050 0 Yet Transitional expressions need quotsemicolon comma Pronoun Antecedents 0 When someone is tired they are more like to make a mistake Problem singular Antecedent someone plural Pronounthey Solution make antecedent plural D people are 0 The manager talked to their employees Problem Singular antecedent manager plural pronoun their Solution do NOT put its His her is a solution 0 If either of the girls singular decides to date Carl they plural need to get their plural head examined Solution If wither of the girls decides to date Carl SHE NEEDS to get HER head examined
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