Wednesday, June 18, 2008

GRAMMAR QUESTION, June 18th

Correct the errors in the following sentence overheard in the supermarket:

When the committee had met last week it was decided that they approved constructing of a new retiring centre.

Remember that there is more than one possible correct answer.

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10 comments:

Ying Meng said...

After the meeting last week, The committee decided to approve the construction of the new retiring centre.

Dejo said...

When the committee met last week, they approved the construction of a new retirment centre.

Samantha said...

Following the meeting last week the committee decided to approve the contsruction of a new retiring centre.

Veronica Baig said...

Ying: On the right track--check capitalization and word form;-)
Dejo: You need to check for agreement issues;-)
Samantha: You need to check spelling/typos and word form;-)

Ying Meng said...

After the meeting last week, the committee has decided to approve the construction of the new retiring centre.

Veronica Baig said...

Ying: You still have the word form error, and now you need to check verb tense as well;-)

Ying Meng said...

After the meeting last week, the committee decided to approve the construction of the retirement centre.

Veronica Baig said...

Ying: That's it!

Dejo said...

The committee approved the construction of a new retirement centre, after last week's meeting.

Veronica Baig said...

Dejo: Much better, but no comma before a dependent clause;-)