Monday, December 10, 2007

GRAMMAR QUESTION, Dec. 10th

Correct the errors in the following sentence:

An economic prof at Simon Fraser university describes Canada as an overweight country who needs to go on the low-carb diet--low in carbon emission--and loose some weight.

Remember that there is more than one possible correct answer.

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9 comments:

Tammy said...

An economic's professor with Simon Fraser University, describes Canada as an overweight country; Canada needs a low-carb diet to decrease carbon emission's and loose some weight.

Margaret said...

An economics’ professor at Simon Fraser University describes Canada as an overweight country; a country that needs to go on a low-carb diet to lower carbon emission, and drop some weight.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy and Margaret: Almost there:-)

Tammy said...

An economics professor with Simon Fraser University believes that Canada is an overweight country who needs a low-carb diet; reducing weight through a decrease in carbon emission's.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: Close, but don't use "who" to refer to countries.

Irena said...

An economy professor at Simon Fraser University describes Canada as an overweight country which needs to go on the low-carbon diet; low in carbon emission, and loose some weight.

Veronica Baig said...

Irena: A very good attempt--check your punctuation;-)

Tammy said...

An economics professor with Simon Fraser University believes that Canada is an overweight country that needs a low-carb diet; reducing weight through a decrease in carbon emission's.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: That's better, not think about that semicolon;-)