This short quiz will help you sharpen your writing skills. Answers are posted below.
Part I: Correct the errors in these sentences. Some sentences may have more than one error.
1. Mike Worley told me that the Johnson’s often have loud parties at their home.
2. Many residents say that speeding cars are there principle concern.
3. I spoke to a women who lives on Acre Lane.
Part 2: Rewrite this sentence to make it more concise:
Mr. Franker expressed to me that is now a manager of the Better Athletes store on Fifth Street.
1. Mike Worley told me that the Johnsons often have loud parties at their home. [The apostrophe is wrong. Use apostrophes only in “of” expressions: Mr. Johnson’s car.]
2. Many residents say that speeding cars are their [not there] principal [not principle] concern.
3. I spoke to a woman [not women] who lives on Acre Lane.
Mr. Franker told me that he’s a manager at the Better Athletes store on Fifth Street.
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