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Miscellaneous Usage Errors - Exercise 3

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.  Mr. Anderson taught Joe and I to surf last summer.

2.  Neither of these dictionaries contain that word.

3.  Bill took the suit to the cleaners, covered with blood spots.

4.  A famous battle that changed the history of Antietam.

5.  At the end of the year, the company plans to reward their employees with bonuses.

6. Hadwell worked on the electricity for hours, however, the lights still didn't work.

7.  Smith never explained the contract but we were convinced of its legality.

8.  After serving the appetizer, we were given the bill for the entire meal.

9.  When Melba put the vase on the table, it broke.

10.  The jury decided that the defendant was neither guilty nor was he crazy.



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