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Avoiding Shifts- Exercise 1

Directions: Revise each sentence to correct the faulty shift (underlined). When you are finished, click the "Check My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers.

1.  Computers have become much more affordable in the last ten years, as their prices drop.

2.  We should dress in formal attire because weddings are when formality is expected.

3.  Go home after school and you should do your homework.

4.  Peers should not be able to control your life; one should be able to make his or her own decisions.

5.  Not every student learns in the same way because they all have different learning styles.

6.  Lucy wrote her paper and finishes her algebra homework before going out with friends.

7.  The Baltimore Zoo takes great measures to keep cages clean, and awards have been received by the zoo for excellent animal care.

8.  Eat the banana and you should try the peanut butter ice cream.

9.  My excuse for breaking up with her is because she does not have enough time for me.

10.  The president speaks to the crowd and waved a hand of welcome.



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