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Miscellaneous Usage Errors - Exercise 1

Directions: Rewrite the following sentences to repair any of the following errors: fragments, comma splices, subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, pronoun case, faulty pronoun reference, apostrophe misuse, comma misuse, dangling modifiers, misplaced modifiers, or non-parallel structure.

Type your corrected sentences in the text boxes given. When you are finished, click on the "Check My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers.

1.  Marianne hit the ball hard, nobody could catch it.

2.  A collection of new songs arrive in the mail every day.

3.  My friends are more likely than me to get the answer right.

4.  Distracted by the lights, the oncoming car was not seen by Mel.

5.  One of the girls lost their surfboard in the undertow.

6.  After Joe paid Bill, he seemed happier.

7.  The musicians nearly earned $400 for the evening's work.

8.  The camp offered it's program to children of all ages.

9.  Yoga often helps people lose weight, increase flexibility, and it reduces stress.

10.  Anyone, who enjoys seafood, will like the food at Bill's Eatery.



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