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I am a HS English instructor. i admire this e-book! It makes it lots more uncomplicated to educate grammar after we can cross over a number of various things at one time. The sentences are lovable, so the children get a snigger, too. even more attention-grabbing and more straightforward to exploit than a grammar ebook. And the scholars get an opportunity to jot down right sentences as we move.
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Com incorrect The scarred moose vamoosed disapearing behind the caboose. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 37 correct The scared moose vamoosed, disappearing behind the caboose. notes incorrect The scarred moose vamoosed disapearing behind the caboose. Some students may insist that the moose really was scarred in an accident, not scared. They could be right, though it is more likely that the moose is disappearing because it is scared, not because it is scarred. However, allow their argument. It’s good for them to see that small things like an r can completely change the meaning of a sentence.
Commas, capitalization, miscellaneous 62 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect I crept along the hallway to surprise Mom with a boquet of flours, I also wanted to shock my sister with the digital photo I took of her kissing her boyfriend when she was suppose to be studing at the libary. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 63 correct I crept along the hallway to surprise Mom with a bouquet of flowers. I also wanted to shock my sister with the digital photo I took of her kissing her boyfriend when she was supposed to be studying at the library.
2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 49 correct Don’t slam the door because you will wake up the penguins. notes incorrect Dont slam the door, you will wake up the penguins. “Don’t” needs an apostrophe. As in all contractions, the apostrophe takes the place of the letter or letters left out in the contraction. ”) The item is a run-on sentence. A comma, alone, cannot separate two sentences. apostrophes, run-ons 50 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect Adriana knew something was wrong when she seen a giraffe poke it’s head out of her chimney.