Wednesday, November 21, 2007

GRAMMAR QUESTION, Nov. 21st

Correct the errors in the following sentence:

When I arrived in Paris neither the bus or the trains was running, the following day the buses were running and trains started to move later in the afternoon.

Remember that there is more than one possible correct answer.

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15 comments:

Margaret said...

When I arrived in Paris neither the buses nor the trains were running. The next day the buses were running and the trains started moving later in the afternoon.

Tammy said...

When I arrived in Paris neither the buses nor the trains were running. The next day the buses were running again, however it was not until late afternoon when we were able to use the trains.

richard said...

When I arrived in Paris, neither the buses nor the trains were running; the following day, the buses were running, and the trains started to move later in the afternoon.

Tammy said...

Alright Richard, that's awesome :-)

Tammy said...

When I arrived in Paris, neither the buses nor the trains were running. The next day the buses were running again; but it was not until later in the afternoon when the trains began to move.

Veronica Baig said...

Margaret and Tammy: Almost there--think punctuation.
Richard: Excellent solution.
Tammy:--your use of "when" changes the meaning.

Margaret said...

When I arrived in Paris, neither the buses nor the trains were running. The next day, the buses were running, and the trains started moving later in the afternoon.

Veronica Baig said...

Margaret: Much better:-)

Tammy said...

When I arrived in Paris, neither the buses nor the trains were running. The next day, the buses were running again, however the trains did not begin moving until later in the day.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: Yes, but the punctuation problem is still there.

Tammy said...

When I arrived in Paris, neither the buses nor the trains were running. The next day, the buses were running again, however, the trains did not begin moving until later in the day.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: You're so close ...

Tammy said...

When I arrived in Paris, neither the buses nor the trains were running. The next day, the buses were running again; however, the trains did not begin moving until later in the day.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: Impressive!

Tammy said...

Thank you very much :-)
I am so thrilled