Dear Grammar
You are so important, yet so boring. 

Expository Writing Student  

Sentence Fragments Exersice
  1. F
  2. F
  3. C
  4. F
  5. C
  6. F
  7. C
  8. F

9.  F
10.  C
11.   F
12.  F
13.  F
14.  C
15.  F
16.  F
Run-on Sentences

  1. He enjoys walking though the country, and he often goes backpacking on his vacations.
  2. He often watched TV when there were only reruns; however., she preferred to read instead. 
  3. They weren't dangerous criminals; they were detectives in disguise. 
  4. I don't know which job I wanted I was too confused to decide. 
Subject and Verb Agreement

  1. are
  2. is
  3. is
  4. is
  5. don't
  6. doesn't
  7. is
  8. lives
  9. take
  10. want
  11. is
  12. are
  13. knows
  14. Are

15.  is
16.  is
17.  are
18.  are
19.  were
20.  debates
21.  leads
22.  greets
23.  are 
Eliminating Wordiness 1

  1. Many local farmers plan to attend next Friday's meeting. 
  2. Bradley Hall is usually filled with students who do not study the building as a structure.
  3. He dropped out of school to help support his family.
  4. The new bus schedule will be announced soon. 
  5. A student interested in meeting foreign students can meet one through many circumstances.  
  6. It is unusual to find someone who has told a lie accidentally.
  7. People cause trouble by disobeying safety rules. 
  8. At a campus rally, some students were arrested for disorderly conduct while others for organizing a public meeting without a permit.  
  9. Subjects considered most important by students are those useful to them after graduation. 
  10. Soon, college freshmen will need to meet with academic advisers to talk about a major. 
  11. Our company provides opportunities for professional growth and stability in the dynamic field of aerospace technology.  
  12. Some people favor capital punishment, while others do not. 

Eliminating Wordiness II
  1. The cliff dropped to reefs seventy-five feet below, which were barely visible through the fog.
  2. The car, full of gasoline, is ready for the night-long drive.
  3. Blanche, a good athlete and a member of the track team, sometimes ran with Stan.
  4. The candy Taylor brought from Europe tasted strange and was shaped differently. 
  5. Government leaders like to mention the creation of new jobs, claiming that these jobs indicate a strong economy, but ignoring the fact that low wage jobs without benefits and security have replaced many good jobs. 
Eliminating Wordiness part 3

Many enjoy reading murder mysteries due to the fact that it is a way to escape from daily, boring routines.  These readers do not want to participate in a murder nor cause one, they are  only looking for a little excitement. 

These murder mysteries end up being told in a very realistic way.  The characters in these novels have believable qualities and traits.  Also, the hero of the novel solves the mystery with methods that involve logic and reasoning. 

Even though murder mysteries are written in a very realistic manner, they too have an element of fantasy.  The reader plays a sort of game where he/she suspends human emotions such as pity and sympathy for the victims.  These murder mysteries help the reader hide from true life and death situations in the real world.  

Prepositions (17/20)
  1. C
  2. A
  3. C
  4. B
  5. A
  6. C
  7. B
  8. A
  9. C
  10. C
  11. A
  12. C
  13. B
  14. A
  15. B
  16. B
  17. B
  18. A
  19. C
  20. A
More Prepositions 
  1. to 
  2. into 
  3. in 
  4. toward
  5. on 
  6. toward
  7. onto
  8. into
  9. onto
  10. on
  11. to
  12. into
  13. on
  14. on
  15. toward
  16. to
  17. into
  18. in
  19. toward
  20. onto

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