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All of your sentences should be?
1. short
2. concise, not wordy
3. direct
4. personal
5. using active verbs
"The cat was seen by my eyes."

Whats the problem with this sentencs?
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. don't have a conjunction
"Andy has lost 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?
nothing, its 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) correct or (ic) incorrect
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) correct or (ic) incorrect
incorrect
"Miquel collects antiques. Stamps and coins."

(c) correct or (ic) incorrect
If incorrect, fix it.
Miguel collect 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.