Common Grammatical Errors
Punctuation
JOINING SENTENCES
Cite/Site/Sight
Readings
100

Find the error/errors and state the correction.


Shelby would of gone to the store if she known that we were out of milk. 



“of” should be “have”

“known” should be “knew”



100

I only value two things in this situation besides your feelings(:/;/—) my time and my money.

:

100

Use 'and' or 'because' to join the sentences:

Blair is pretty. 

Blair is intelligent.

Blair is pretty and intelligent

100

James worked at the construction(           )for 16 hours straight.

Site

100

Who wrote "Barn Burning"?

William Faulkner

200

The fact that he left his mom to stand in the rain is even more worse than not answering her phone calls. 

“more worse” should be “worse” 

200

Join the sentences with suitable conjunctions.

1. Serena is afraid of heights. She will not go on the roller coaster. 

2. A tree fell across the road. There was a violent storm last night. 

1. Serena is afraid of heights so she will not go on the roller coaster.

2. A tree fell across the road because there was a violent storm last night.

200

When you (        ) something you are justifying the information you just wrote about.

Cite

200

Audre Lorde was the author of what story?

"Fourth of July"

300

The journey to grandma’s house was further then the one to my aunt’s.

“further” should be “farther”

“then” should be “than”

300

Maria finally finished her homework.

1. What is the adverb in the above sentence?

2. What verb does this describe?

3. The adverb describes ________ Maria finished her homework. (how/when/why).

1. finally

2. finished

3. when

300

Chuck forgot his math book, so he was unable to complete his homework. 

What is the cause and effect in the above sentence?

Cause: Chuck forgot his math book

Effect: He was unable to complete his homework.

300

Mya was a (         ) for sore eyes.

Sight


300

What is Jhumpa Lahiri's nationality?


Indian American

400

I told him that I vehemently believe that he should discuss his issue with who it may concern. 

“who” should be “whom”

400

Dan slowly walked across the long bridge.

1. In the sentence above, the word ______ is an adverb because __________. 

2. In the sentence above, the word ________ is an adjective because ____________.

1. slowly, it describes the verb-walked.

2. long, it describes the noun-bridge.

400

Choose the best conjunction to complete each sentence

1. Lindsay __________ Jennifer are sisters. 

2. Sean wanted to learn to play the guitar, __________ his mother wanted him to learn piano.

3. Which is your favorite holiday, Halloween __________ Thanksgiving? 

4. We earned twenty-two dollars selling lemonade __________ cookies.  

1. and

2. but

3. or

4. and

400

Kevin forgot to (        ) where he got his sources from for his final paper.

Cite

400

Caroline Rego was the author of what story?

"The Fine Art of Complaining"

500

Read the poem below and find out all the adjectives:

Do you need an adjective? Ours are all on sale. Glamorous and gloomy. Funny, fierce, and frail. Quirky, quaint, and quiet. Tender, true, and tart. Rusty, rough, and rotten. Shaggy, sweet, and smart. 

We can find an adjective to match with any noun. Your descriptive writing will become the best in town! 



Do you need an adjective? Ours are all on sale. Glamorous and gloomy. Funny, fierce, and frail. Quirky, quaint, and quiet. Tender, true, and tart. Rusty, rough, and rotten. Shaggy, sweet, and smart

We can find an adjective to match with any noun. Your descriptive writing will become the best in town! 


500

His understanding of Ezra’s explanation does not include what’s truly important to her(:/;/—) spending time with her mother.  

500
BONUS- 500 PTS!!!!!!!!

ENJOY!!!!!!!

500

Ashley visited a well-known historical (        ) that many tourists visit every year.

Site

500

What language did Jhumpa Lahiri speak when she was with her parents?

Bengali

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