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Miscellaneous Usage Errors - Exercise 4

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.  Everybody has to find the best system for themselves.

2.  Investors are only guaranteed a 50% return on their original payments.

3.  Since returning in 2005, much of Bill's time is devoted to his garden.

4.  An inventory of cars and trucks are now available.

5.  Michael Phelps won a huge amount of medals in the 2008 Olympics.

6.  The candidate spoke clearly, persuasively, and with grace.

7.  The crisis in the economic sectors of many nations create complications for the candidates.

8.  Brown's lawyer argued passionately for his innocence.

9.  The tax cut will negatively affect both you and I.

10.  The situation in Guyana is more serious than El Salvador.



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