Warm Up Sentences. Quarter 1. Bell-Ringers: Sentence Fix Ups. Read the sentence---write a correction in your notebook. Be prepared to explain your revision decisions. Warm Up Sentence #1. swimming desperate to reach the shore a light was seen in the distance. Word Challenge for the Day.
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swimming desperate to reach the shore a light was seen in the distance
Swimming desperately to reach the shore, Bobsaw a light in the distance. (active vs. passive voice)
put small dry twigs at the bottom of a fire that makes it easier to start the fire said juan ortiz our counselor
"Put small, dry twigs at the bottom of a fire to make it easier to start," said Juan Ortiz, our counselor. (appositive)
The important point to remember is that a nonessential appositive is always separated from the rest of the sentence with comma(s).
A hot-tempered tennis player, Robbie charged the umpire and tried to crack the poor man's skull with a racket.
Robbie, a hot-tempered tennis player, charged the umpire and tried to crack the poor man's skull with a racket.
Upset by the bad call, the crowd cheered Robbie, a hot-tempered tennis player who charged the umpire and tried to crack the poor man's skull with a racket.
1. The boys repaired our television set, an eighteen-year-old portable.
2. The poem, one of Robert Frost's best, is called "The Death of the Hired Man."
3. I can't find my notebook, the one I use for history class.
4. Dick's new suit, a gray flannel one, makes him look much older.
5. We enjoy walking, an exercise which requires no great skill.
6. The theater, an old and drafty one, is nevertheless always crowded.
7. My math teacher, Miss Holmes, has taught for twenty years.
8. The garage, a two-car one, is attached to the house.
9. James Hilton's book, Lost Horizon, has been filmed twice
Warm Up Sentence #3
“If you have either a yardstick or a measuring tape," said Mr. Dixon, "bring it tomorrow."
(punctuating the entire sentence---quotation is inside)
(Sally is quoting Mr. Dixon—single quotation mark inside double)
Notes were taken from powerpoint or teacher to be stored in personal folders.
A hot-tempered tennis player Robbie charged the umpire and tried to crack the poor man's skull with a racket.
My life has been changed by many different things. I remember when I learned that there was no Santa Claus. I was told by my friend Clive to wait up for Santa, and I did, but Santa never came. Instead, I saw my parents, tired and frazzled, slink down the stairs and lazily pile presents under the tree. My faith was shaken. There was no Santa. I also remember when my younger brother unmade the bed after I had made it up. I got so mad at him that he was picked up by the collar of his Spider-Man pajamas and thrown across the room by me. The nightstand was hit by his head, and his red and blue Spideyp.j.s were stained a darker red by his blood. I was so sorry. I was taught to control my anger by this event, and I was also reminded how much I loved my little brother.
There are many more events that changed my life, but my life was most changed by my little stuffed bunny, Flopsy. Flopsy was given to me on Easter by my parents. He was pink and had funny, floppy ears and a cute white cottontail. Of all his parts, his fluffy tail was loved most by me. He was carried wherever I went. He was taken to breakfast, on the bus, to school, to the playground, to dinner, and to bed. He was taken everywhere. He was a well-loved little bunny, and he was loved most by me.
StroopEffectTry to say the color of the words, instead of actually reading them. You will find it surprisingly difficult. The right half of your brain is trying to say the colors, the left half is trying to say the word itself. This picture brain teaser is used by mountaineers to test if their concentration is ok. (by J. R. Stroop).
before them girls may play said coach pasternak they hafta meet the requirements in the manual
“Before those girls may play,” said Coach Pasternak, “they have to meet the requirements in the manual.”
donna did mr ecklund require your class to read the short story flight to freedom bridget asked
"Donna, did Mr. Ecklund require your class to read the short story 'Flight to Freedom’?"Bridget asked.
the macaroni and cheese was made by saras mom for the party, the dish was liked by every one at the party
a plaque at riverside park bears this quotation form thoreaus book walden that man is the richest whose pleasures are cheapest
somebody must of lent my brother in laws ladder it weren't in the garage
Somebody must haveborrowed my brother-in-law's ladder; it wasn't in the garage.
Was the sentence before an example of comma splice or fused?
camping near lake george we went fishing in the lake have taken many hikes and we like to explore in the area
Fishing, hiking, exploring
Fished, hiked, explored
Fish, hike, and explore
Camping near Lake George, we fished, hiked, and explored the area.
Smiley-face technique? ____________
he hasnt never showed much self reliance or had growed much from his experiences
He has never shown much self-reliance or grown much from his experiences.
ms ruffalo shouldnt of left mr logan buy that computer she is president of design international
justin was reflecting back on his career in music entertainment and then justin thanks every one who he had been associated with
Reflectingon his entertainment career, Justin thanked everyonewith whom he had been associated.
my mother she is the person who you must ask for a copy of the book careers in computers
“he owns it” “it belongs to him”
Switch it around and ask yourself: I am meeting ….?
Him sounds better, so choose WHOM
Should I vote for he? (nah….doesn’t sound right)
Should I vote for him? (yes, sounds like a plan!)
For whom should I vote for president?
Who wrote the letter?(Correct!)
are you going to call}?*
Ask yourself if the phrase (JUST the phrase) would sound better with the subjective form (he, she, we, they, I) or the objective case (him, her, us, them, me)?
We will be kind to [_ whoever____ knocks on our door.] she knocks; he knocks; we knock
Tom is the student ( whom ) the teachers picked as outstanding.
the guidence counseler made a suggestion that seniors who are graduating should submit early applications to the colleges of there choices
*…their top colleges. (14)
*. . . their chosen colleges.
(16 wds) *. . .their preferred colleges.
A.K.A. Dangling/misplaced participial phrases -ing
THINK: Who’s?following the vision program?
Are you or is the Doc?
Make sure your modifying participial phrase is close to its antecedent
looking for my assignment it was found that someone sat it under a pile of house beautiful magazines
Looking for my assignment, I found that someone had set it under a pile of House Beautiful magazines.
(All of these are grammatically correct, but context and purpose dictate which works best.)
The tricky thing to remember is that comma splices and fused sentences can appear in a longer string of sentences with other punctuation. me more examples below.
the corruption of the church during the middle ages is illustrated by chaucer in the pardoners tale who uses allegorical references
Chaucer uses allegorical references to illustrate the corruption of the church during the Middle Ages in the “Pardoner’s Tale.”
My homecoming dress, a Vera Wang design, only cost $25 at Target; by contrast, my friend’s dress from Nordstrom’s cost $450.
; however, my . . .
; by contrast, my . . .
; consequently, . . .
, but my . . .
one, two, three. . . 10, 11
Twenty, thirty, twelve, forty
25 dollars and $450 = $25 and $450
4 score and seven years… Four-score and seven…
After visiting Agra the site of the taj mahal with the Morris’s, the photos were fun to look at.
The fields have soil (A) so rich that corn (B) growing herecommonly (C) had stood more than six feet
(D) tall. (E) No error
there is many events that have changed my life but my life was changed more by my little stuffed bunny flopsy
Find SIX Problems:
Toms and Jerrys Mother made a conclusion that the two boys didn’t go to school neither toms nor jerry's lunch had been taken by them.
Tom and Jerry’smother concluded that the two boys didn’t go to school, for neither one had taken hislunch.
pocahontas lived in england for several years she dies and was buried in england
41 pilgrims signed the mayflower compact which has established a government in plymouth colony
Forty-one pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact, which established a government in Plymouth Colony.
Tammy is the person whomyou should call if you need to get your hair cut; she is the beststylist in Ashburn.
whom ; (cs)superlative
(in my opinion)---just SAY it!!
of all my relatives uncle frank is more noted for his generosity he gives everyone the expensivest gifts at christmastime
(notice anything about the longer words …???)
Of all my relatives,Uncle Frank is mostnoted for his generosity; he gives everyone the most expensive gifts at Christmas time.
Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 20 percent of young adults used cocaine in 1979, doubling those reported in the 1977 survey.
each year americans chop down more then 30,000,000 christmas trees, most of them are just throwed away after the hollidays
(appositive phrase and use of numbers in writing)
If you believe the conspiracy theorists a planet called nibiru will collide with the earth in December, 2012, which will cause the end of the world to happen
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and this year’s words await another voice.”
this year I have began to really think of my options in depth and take in account what I would be gaining or losing if I did or didnt do something
reallythink of my options in depth and take in account what I would be gaining or losing if I did or didn’t do something.
This year I have begun to think of my options.
This year I have begun to think of my college options.
islam a major world religion is dominent in the middle east it’s followers are called muslims and their sacred book is the koran
2/3 of all adult Americans wears corrective lenses. Because of nearsightedness if they have farsightedness or an astigmatism.
Perhaps the more finicky eater in the world is the beloved koala bear of Australia, whom won’t eat nothing accept eucalyptus leafs.
Would you borrow me your notes from that Social Studies lecture on the bill of rights, which I should of listened to more careful?
in the dead sea located between israel and Jordan a human body cannot remain submerged for long because it is 25 % salt
Fill in the blanks with bad or badly:
1. I feel ______ that Harriet wasn’t invited.
2. Rudolph dances ____, but at least he tried hard.
3. The soup tasted ____ on the first day and even worse on the second.
4. You look really _____. When was the last time you slept?
5. Ms. Kramer spells _____, so it’s lucky she has a smart secretary.
6. Roger wanted to see Gisele so _____ that he postponed his flight.
Badly is an adverb used to describe how something is done. Bad is an adjective that refers to health or feelings. Bad is also used to complete linking verbs, such as seem, look, taste, and smell.
by changing the oil every three thousand miles the car was kept in excellent condition
noone on this bus seem to know they’re way around this part of the city of new york
7 children were injured in the accident only one required hospitalizing
Seven children were injured in the accident; only one required hospitalization.
(The article did not read the study; a person — I did.)
do you want turkey spinach and cheese roast beef lettuce and cheese or ham tomato, and cheese asked jim
“Do you want turkey, spinach,and cheese; roast beef, lettuce,and cheese;or ham,tomato, and cheese?”asked Jim.
atticus didn't want scout to fight, however she could not ignore injustices
Atticus didn’t want Scout to fight;however,he knew she could not ignore injustices.
3 reasons why some students drop out of college are problems of to much parting and if they run out of money and if they can’t meet deadlines
Some college students drop out because of academic, financial, or time management problems.
macbeth the thane of glamis finds out that he has been promoted to thane of cawdor , this makes him think about the other witches prophecy
Some possible revisions--- (pick one or make up your own)
The 1605 assassination attempt on King James inspired Shakespeare to write Macbeth.
all of this year we have corrected sentences for comma splices and fragments tenses that isn’t consistent, pronoun agreement errors, if they are punctuated improperly and weather or not they are parallel
all of this year we have corrected sentences for comma splices and fragments tenses that isn’t consistent, pronoun agreement errors, if they are punctuated improperly and weatheror not they are parallel
This year we have revised sentences for errors of comma splices and fragments, tense inconsistency, pronoun agreement, punctuation, and parallelism.
writing good is a skill you can use your whole entire life, the importance of it can not be underestimated or overlooked
writing good is a skill you can use yourwholeentire life, the importanceof it can not be underestimated or overlooked
memorial day is a day of remembrance for all of the men and women who died while serving in the united states armed forces, it is also generally used as a marker for the start of the summer vacation season