In each of the following sentences, underline each misspelled or misused word and write the correct word above it.
Example 1. Annie hadn’t meant to the window.
Last Tuesday, our state senator gave us a personnel tour of the capitol.
In this exercise, we need to find any misspelled or misused word, underline it, and then, above it, write the correct word.
Upon observing the sentence we encounter the word personnel, which seems a bit off.
In each of the following sentences, underline the base form of the verb that will complete the sentence correctly. Then, on the line provided, write the correct form of the verb.
Example 1. lie, lay Malcolm’s sunburn proved he had in the sun too long.
rise, raise Every morning, just before the sun ____________________, our rooster crows.
On the lines provided, rewrite each of the following sentences, underlining any words that should be italicized and inserting quotation marks, apostrophes, hyphens, dashes, parentheses, brackets, and ellipsis points where necessary.
Example 1. Do you want to borrow my copy of The Old Man and the Sea or Daniels copy?
Well, let me see. Im sure this is the right direction, said Cecily, looking at her compass. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Rewrite each of the following sentences, correcting any errors in the use of modifiers.
Example 1. Always sensibly dressed, the weather never worries her.
Being that I plan to go into engineering, excellent math skills are required. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
In the following sentences, underline any double comparison or other error in the use of comparative and superlative forms of modifiers. Then, write the correct form above the incorrect usage.
Example 1. Someday I will explore the parts of the ocean.
Believe it or not, the world ocean—called that because all oceans are connected—is the most largest region on earth.