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The little girl spoke so quiet that I could hardly hear her.
(adjective adverb form)
. . so quietly
that . . .
Each driver should check the oil level in their car every three months. (pronoun-antecedent
. . in his
or her car . . .
I hated to ask Anita who is a very stingy person to lend me money.
(commas nonessential interrupter)
. . Anita ,
is a very stingy person ,
. . .
She decided to quit her high-pressured job, she didnt want to develop
heart trouble.(comma splice)
. . job ;
. . . / .
. . job , for
. . /
. . job .
. . .
The flakes in this cereal tastes like sawdust. (subject-verb
. . flakes (in this cereal)
Much of my boyhood was devoted to getting into rock fights, crossing
railway trestles, and the hunt for rats
in drainage tunnels.(parallelism)
. . and hunting for . . .
Turning on the ignition, the car backfired. (dangling
I turned on the ignition,
the car backfired.
on the ignition, I
made the car backfire.
I asked the clerk if the store had Stevie Wonders latest CD. (apostrophe)
The decisions of the judge seems questionable. (subject-verb
. . decisions (of the judge) seem
. . .
Earlier in the day, she took a taxi to the airport.
Knowing that her time was limited. (fragment)
in the day, she took a taxi to the airport,
. . .
Anybody who wants more dessert should give their order to the pastry chef. (pro.-antecedent
. . . give his or her order . . .
You must observe all the rules of the game, even if you do not always
agree with it. (pronoun
. . with them.
.I first spotted the turtle playing tag on the back lawn. (misplaced
tag on the back lawn, I
first . . .
Because he never fully realized how important a college education could be.(fragment)
never fully realized
. . .
. . . . could be, he enlisted in the army.
Her and I have been good friends now for many years. (pronoun
and I . . .
Lola looks more better than Gina in a leather coat. (comparative
. . looks better than . . .
. . . raise,
his . . .
Ruth begins each day with warm-up exercises, a long run, and taking a hot
. . and a hot shower.
When only three years old, my father taught me to play baseball.
I was only three
. . .
Trying to get outside quickly, the poor dog caught its tail in the door. (apostrophe)
. . its. .
I bought a beautiful blouse in a local store with long sleeves and striped
cuffs. (misplaced modifier)
a local store,
bought a beautiful blouse
with long sleeves and . . .
No one in the class is better at computer programming than him. (pronoun
. . than he.
Luckily someone offered me a ride to class, otherwise, I would have been late.(comma
. .class; otherwise,
. . . /
. . . class. Otherwise, .
started taking pictures in college, which led to commercial photography after he
. . in college.
led . . .
ANALYSIS FOR GRAMMAR EVALUATION
adjective/adverb form 1, 16
pronoun-antecedent agreement 2, 11
needed 3, 17
splice 4, 23
subject-verb agreement 5, 9
parallelism 6, 18
modifier 7, 19
error 8, 20
fragment 10, 14
pronoun reference 12, 24
modifier 13, 21
pronoun case 15, 22