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Grammar Chapter 3

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Using an incompatible subject and verb
Tony's talent in chess and weight lifting prove his mental and prove strength
Shifting verb tenses
One Interstate 80, a trooper pulls me over and gave me a speeding ticket
Using an incorrect verb form
After dinner, katie cleared the table and blowed out the candles
Disregarding parellel structure
Many sports fans think that pro athletes are spoiled, selfish, and they earn too much money
Using the wrong word, a.k.a., faulty diction
The doctor first treated the passengers which were most severely injured in the crash
Using a mismatched pronoun and antecedent
Budget cuts are forcing the library to reduce their hours
Making ambiguous pronoun reference
The friendship between Joan and Jane fell apart apart after she went away to college
Making a faulty comparison
Rosie's score on the SAT was better than Charlie
Connecting sentences with commas
The concert on saturday night was terrific, we got home late
Using unrelated sentence parts
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, and who did so during the final years of the 18th century
Misusing semicolons and commas
Lucy wrote a children's story; which her little sister adored
Misplacing modifiers
The house stood on the corner which was painted red
Dangling participles, a.k.a., dangling modifiers
Running to biology class, the bell rang before jake arrived
writing an incomplete sentence
Sergeant York, a hero of WW1, and the subject of a popular movie that starred Gary Cooper
Running sentences together
Maria aspires to be a ballerina she practices dancing five hours a day
Shifting pronoun person
If you apply to the state university, I should hear from the admissions office within a month
Choosing the wrong pronoun
Between you and I, the food at the party was awful
Misusing coordinate and/or subordinate clauses
During rush hour a truck full of tomatoes turned over on the highway, and it caused a huge traffic jam
Using faulty idioms
Listening at the radio kept jimmy from falling asleep while driving
Misusing adjectives and adverbs
Her father spoke sharp to Terry when she arrived home two hours late
Mixed sentence construction
Lilah's ambition is to be a lawyer and intends to go to law school after college
Shifting noun and pronoun numbers
Reading to children every day encourages them to grow up as a literate, book-loving adult.
Using awkward language
Although its being informative, the film ignored the basic causes of alcohol abuse
Shifting from active to passive sentence construction
Cindy yearns to go to an out-of-state private college, but the tuition is unable to be afforded by her family