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Day 1. Amy Tan, together with other Chinese American writers, explore aspects of dual heritage. We enjoy Tan's stories, because you learn about the emigrant experience from reading them. Elimination of unnecessary comma before subordinate clause. Subject and verb agreement.

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Day 1

Amy Tan, together with other Chinese American writers, explore aspects of dual heritage.

We enjoy Tan's stories, because you learn about the emigrant experience from reading them.

Elimination of unnecessary comma before subordinate clause

Subject and verb agreement

Correction of pronoun shift

Correction of commonly confused words

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Day 1

Amy Tan, together with other Chinese American writers, explores aspects of dual heritage.

Subject and verb agreement

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We enjoy Tan's stories becausewe learn about the immigrant experience from reading them.

Elimination of unnecessary comma before subordinate clause

Correction of pronoun shift

Correction of commonly confused words

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Day 2

Neither my friend nor my parents has seen the movie The Joy Luck Club, which was made from Tan's book.

Tan was made an instant celebrity by the novel's publication.

Subject and verb agreement

Use of underlining or italics with movie title

Use of active voice to improve style

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Day 2

Neither my friend nor my parents have seen the movie The Joy Luck Club, which was made from Tan's book.

Subject and verb agreement

Use of underlining or italics with movie title

The novel's publication made Tan an instant celebrity.

Use of active voice to improve style

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Day 3

The four mothers in the novel want their daughters to understand the importance of self-respect. The mothers want their daughters to stand up for theirselves.

The novel was more emotional than any book I have read this year.

Correct form of reflexive pronoun

Combining sentences

Elimination of illogical comparison

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Day 3

The four mothers in the novel want their daughters to understand the importance of self-respect and to stand up for themselves.

Combining sentences

Correct form of reflexive pronoun

The novel was more emotional than any other book I have read this year.

Elimination of illogical comparison

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Day 4

Tan, the older of three children, was encouraged to succeed at an early age.

Hopefully, Tan will be able to produce more exquisitely-crafted writing.

Correct comparison of an adjective

Elimination of misused adverb hopefully

Elimination of hyphen used with compound modifier

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Day 4

Tan, the oldest of three children, was encouraged to succeed at an early age.

Correct comparison of an adjective

We hope Tan will be able to produce more exquisitely crafted writing.

Elimination of misused adverb hopefully

Elimination of hyphen used with compound modifier

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Day 5

Tan had a great deal of difficulty beginning a new novel. After the all around success of The Joy Luck Club.

By the end of the summer of 1990 Tan begun and abandoned six novels.

Use of hyphen with prefix all-

Correction of sentence fragment

Use of comma after introductory prepositional phrases

Use of past perfect tense

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Day 5

Tan had a great deal of difficulty beginning a new novel after the

all-around success of The Joy Luck Club.

Correction of sentence fragment

Use of hyphen with prefix all-

By the end of the summer of 1990, Tanhad begun and abandoned six novels.

Use of comma after introductory prepositional phrases

Use of past perfect tense

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