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all of you sentences should be?
1short
2. concise, not wordy
3. direct
4. personal
5. using active verbs
THe cat was seen by my eyes.

whats the problem with this sentence.
long, wordy
not active
THe cat was seen by my eyes

how would you correct this sentence.
I see the cat.
run on sentences

why do they happen?
1. missing a period
2. no comma
3. dont have a conjunction
Andy has lots of friends she is very good natured.

whats the problem with this sentence
its a run on
since the employer required a high school diploma, I had to pass the GED test.

whats wrong with this sentence
nothing. its correct
the politician did not do much campaigning nevertheless he was elected.

whats wrong with this sentence
its a run on
Is Conchita home? I have to speak to her.

whats wrong with this sentence
correct
every sentence needs?
a verb and a subject
walks

is this a sentence?
no
He

is this a sentence?
no,
it needs a verb
a verb plus a subject is a ?
sentence
miss you. will be home tomorrow.

c o ic. if not fix it.
ic
I miss you. I will be home tomorrow.
when do you use a colon?
when you are going to list things in a sentence.
miguel collects antiques. Stamps and coins

c or ic
incorrect
miguel collects antiques. Stamps and coins.

c o incorrect
if incorrect fix it
Miguel collects antiques, stamps, and coins.
in sentences, what does parallel structure mean?
the first part of the sentence should sound and look like the second part of the sentence.
I am walking, talking, running, and I lift weights.

c o ic
ic
The number of girls that Robert is helping learn how to weld is more than the girls he is teaching how to ski.

c o ic
incorrect
the number of girls
and the number of girls
parallelism

joe likes swimming, fishing, and, if he has the time, taking a long walk.

c or ic
correct
Joe likes to walk, to run, and if he has the time reading.

c o ic
and fix it
Joe likes to walk, to run, and if he has the time to read.
Irene enjoys baking, cooking, and to prepare meals

what is wrong with this sentence?
lacking parallel structure
Ben took courses in computers, in mathematics, and in learning about fine arts.

c o ic and fix
Ben took courses in computers, in mathematics, and in fine arts.
parallelism

The backers failed to realize how successful the show would be or how long it would run.

c o ic
or fix it
correct
jane needed financial support and being encouraged

c or ic
fix it
ic
Jane needed financial support and encouragment.
Robert was both asked to work the club and to supervise the valets.

c o ic
fix it
ic
Robert was asked to both work the club and to supervise the valets.
The basketball star not only was popular but also modest.

c or ic
c or ic

The basketball star was not only popular but also modest.
Carmen was interested neither in sports nor in books.

c or ic and fix it
correct
modifier is a word that?
describes another word
t
adjectives and adverbs can be modifiers
t
the rule for modifiers is?
put the modifier next to what its modifying
Fred cut himself badly while shaving

c or ic
fix
correct
They were almost married for five years.

c or ic
or fix it
They were married for almost five years.