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Where is the mistake in this sentence? She never told her brother, but Anya felt very excited about him being nominated for the prize.
excited about his being nominated
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Either of use have a better singing voive than that soprano.
Either of us has
Where is the mistake in this sentence? If you bring a guest along to the pool, be sure they wear their identification tag.
he or she wears his or her identification tag
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Pablo was grateful with his parents for their support and encouragement while he wrote the play.
grateful to his parents
Where is the mistake in this sentence? To win the prize submit an essay telling us in 200 words or less how you would solve the overcrowding problem.
200 words or fewer
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Last month, he had earned his black belt.
he earned
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Suddenly we realized that he boat, along with the crew and all our cargo, were sinking.
was sinking
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Among you, Harry, and I, we earned over forty dollars washing windows today.
Among you, Harry, and me
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Last week, we are going to meet the class officers to dicuss redecorating the cafeteria.
we met the class officers
Where is the mistake in this sentence? I was so ired from climbing the hill, I couldn't hardly get over the fence.
could hardly get over the fence
Where is the mistake in this sentence? He put on his coat, boots, and hat, he would never again risk getting so cold in the Arctic air.
put on his coat, boots, and hat; he would
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Because Sal and Jo would be too far away to come home at noon, each of them brought lunches to the game.
brought lunch to the game.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The student's final thesis was not only well organized and carefully researched.
organized but also carefully researched.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Running all the way, refusing to stop even when she dropped her glove, without any though for her aching feet.
Maria ran all the way
Where is the mistake in this sentence? DNA fingerprinting, in conjunction with a growing database of similar crimes, serve as our most reliable evidence in this case.
serves as
Where is the mistake in this sentence? After Amjed finished work, Alice, Sal, and him went to the game together.
Alice, Sal and he
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Just last week, in the first elections held since the fall of the tyrant, my 85-year-old great grandfather has cast his first vote in over 50 years.
had cast
Where is the mistake in this sentence? A good way to test the reliability of medical textbooks is by examining the credentials of its editorial boards.
of their editorial boards.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Uncommonly long-armed, most observers agreed that Rob Roy had a great advantage as a swordsman.
Rob Roy had uncommonly....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Although she welcomed the news of this additional income, Shuping having been financially depend all of her life.
had been financially
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The author decided to dedicate the novel to a ruthless tyrant during that period of political unrest, which annoys the publisher.
annoyed the publisher
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Mary isn't concerned with what her admissions conselor told her about the test.
wasn't concerned
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Due to the innovative wing design, this aircraft encounters scarcely no wind resistance even at the highest speeds.
scarcely encounters wind resistance....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The handwriting was so poor that Jana couldn't determine to who the letter was written.
whom the letter was written.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The author of what is possibly the ideal social novel; Jane Austen seeked to advance a recently evolved concept of the nature of fiction.
sought to advance a recently....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? of all the students in the senior class, Ephraim is the undoubtedly smarter, even though his grades do not reflect his ability.
smartest, even though....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Although we got up at 4 am, breakfast took so long that the sun had raised before we were able to pack the car and start our journey.
the sun rises before....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? I read an essay where the author argued that no picketing should ever be permitted on government property.
in which the author.....
Where is the mistake in this sentence?Elspeth told Juanita that she couldn't finish her dinner.
Elspeth said Juanita.....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The excessive rain this summer had a bad affect on the wallpaper in our back porch.
effect on the wallpaper...
Where is the mistake in this sentence? We expect to adopt a new dog that is healthy and good-natured, but it is not likely to being purebred.
likely to be...
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Hari wanted to undertake the challenging project, but was insecure that he could complete it on time.
couldn't complete it on time
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The dispatcher having told Teri that, to succeed in this business, being fas t is more significant than being correct.
had told Teri that,....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The seven flavors of fruit drink all come in a different colored jar.
fruit drinks all come in different colored jars.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? I often recall my mother's words when I go to Paris Park, it being on of the most luxuriant green spaces in our town.
Paris Park, which is one of the ....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Anyone who misses the morning bus knows that they will be picked up by the van in the afternoon.
he or she will be picked up...
Where is the mistake in this sentence? For those of you who are afraid of flying, we should remember that fewer accidents occur in airplanes than in automobiles.
For those of you who are afraid of flying, you should ....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? You'll love our new reclosable bottles of Spur. The yare so delicious and refreshing.
You'll love our new closable bottles of delicious, refreshing Spur.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? We wanted to have non-athletic student activities after school,too. Like a lierary magazine, debating, team, and chess club.
after school too such as an literary ......
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Most of the class still are not participating in the writing competition and regular reminders from the teacher to encourage them to do so.
despite regular reminders from the teacher...
Where is the mistake in this sentence? We distributed lists of known violations, and everyone we met was urged by us to avioid the more flagrant scofflaw establishments.
we distributed...,and we urged...
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The first thing we had to do was clear the room. We couldn't move around in it.
The first thing we had to do was clear.....because we couldn't..
Where is the mistake in this sentence? All the readers found that Sandra's writing style was very different than Sarah's.
style was very different from Sarah's.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? My sister and I disagreed about who would return the books at the library.
the books to the library.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Certainly the new furniture was professional looking. It was not well-suited to the space.
Certainly ........,but it was not well-....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Both individual freedoms as well as economic growth have improved rapidly since the fall of the dictatorship.
Individual freedoms....and economic growth.....dictatorship.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The cakes and cookies that we ordered to be delivered to the church fair were less expensive and far more attractive than Mayfair's Bakery.
The cakes in the first part are compared to the bakery, rather than to cakes made by that bakery
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Unlike Colorado and Utah, New England's ski slopes are frequently icy, unpleasantly frigid, and overcrowded.
Unlike those of Colorado and Utah,....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? We were planning to going to Stockhom that summer, but we couldn't find an affordable hotel.
planning to go...
Where is the mistake in this sentence? If you look at the packages careful, you'll find that the larger size washes fewer loads of laundary than the smaller one.
look carefully....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The president's economists recommended a tax reduction, convinced that the resulting increase in consumer spend would stimulate the economy.
recommended a tax reduction, convinced the resulting...
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Suprisingly, we found it easier to move the piano into the other room than getting the refrigerator to the other side of the kitchen.
to get the piano....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? The statistics released today by the environmental study group makes our air quality seem worse than we anticipated.
make our air quality....
Where is the mistake in this sentence? When he finally finished the grueling test, Pepi found it incredulous that it had only taken three hours.
incredible that it only taken three hours.
Where is the mistake in this sentence? Our team had to be disbanded when the pitcher moves out of state.
pitcher moved out of state.
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