Tuesday, July 8, 2008

GRAMMAR QUESTION, July 8th

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

The twin’s were amused, first they entertained there friends’ by telling jokes, than they had chased after the dog, and it was ended when they imitated their friends.

Remember that there is more than one possible correct answer.

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6 comments:

Miranda said...

The twins were amused; they had entertained their friends by telling jokes, chased the dog, and finally imitated their friends.

Veronica Baig said...

Miranda: You're on the right track, but now I want you to think about parallel construction and the passive voice.

Dejo said...

The twins were amused; they entertained their friends by telling jokes, they chased their dog, and they imitated their friends.

Veronica Baig said...

Dejo: Yes, but you need to think about who is being amused or doing the amusing;-)

Ying Meng said...

The twin's were amusing their friends by telling jokes, chasing after the dog, and imitating their friends.

Veronica Baig said...

Ying: An excellent solution:-)