Miscellaneous Exercise 1: Answer
Correct mistakes in grammar (subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, misrelated modifiers, and parallel construction) and add punctuation (commas, semicolons, colons, and apostrophes) in the following sentences.
1. A large crowd of soldiers, many of them heavily armed, made its way towards us.
2. Working flexible hours, being treated as adults, and receiving good money are the main features young people seek from employment.
3. Women’s shoes are incredibly expensive.
4. The boat’s hull, together with its fittings, is made of fibreglass.
5. A fine will be imposed; however, it will not be heavy.
6. He was charged not only with stealing but also with possessing a deadly weapon.
7. It’s expected that the modification to the engine will improve its performance.
8. Carmen was wearing a hat decorated with bananas, oranges, lemons, cherries, and other fruit.
9. The lecturer, although intelligent, was boring.
10. The firemen’s struggle to save the house, a building of historical importance, was unsuccessful.
Note that other versions of these sentences are possible.
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