Monday, April 14, 2008

GRAMMAR QUESTION, April 14th

Correct the errors in the following sentence:

The car was driving erratic when it'd went off the road and the driver Jack Lemay is injured serious.

Remember that there is more than one possible correct answer.

Note: you can still see previous Grammar Questions of the Week; they are posted in the archive in the side bar.

13 comments:

Samantha said...

Due to his erratic driving manner, Jack Lemay suffered serious injuries when his car went off the raod.

Tammy said...

Jack Lemay was seriously injured, when his car went off the road due to his erratic driving.

Nancy said...

Jack Lemay's erratic driving cause the car the go off the road and left him with serious injuries.

Veronica Baig said...

Samantha: You have made some interesting changes, butyou have arrived at a good solution.
Tammy: Yes, but do checkthe punctuation.
Nancy: You're on the right track; check verb usage.

Irena said...

The car was driving erratically when it went off the road and the driver, Jack Lemay, got seriously injured.

Kelsey said...

The driver, Jack Lemay, was seriously injured when the car he was driving erraticly went off the road.

Kelsey said...

Correction: Jack Lemay was seriously injured when the car he was driving erratically went off the road.

Pivetta Marie Christine said...

Please cancel my first draft.

The car that Jack Lemay was erracticaly driving went off the road; Jack was seriously injured.

Janine said...

Due to erratic driving, Jack Lemay was seriously injured when his car went off the road.

Veronica Baig said...

Irena: Pretty good--check the punctuation, and try to avoid using "got" (it's a slang usage)--there are other verbs that more precise.
Kelsey: A good, if wordy, solution;-) The revision works better:-)
Marie-Christine: Yes, but watch your spelling, and note that in theis case, the adverb "erratically" works better after the verb.
Janine: On the right track, but it's not clear that Jack was the person who was driving erratically;-)

Dejo said...

Jack Lemay was seriously injured when his erratic driving caused the car to go off the road.

Tammy said...

Jack Lemay was seriously injured when his car went off the road, due to his erratic driving.

Veronica Baig said...

Dejo: A good solution:-)
Tammy: That comma does cause you problems:-)