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ENGL102 Lecture 3: Lecture note on Grammar and syntax
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English
Course
ENGL102
Professor
sucur
Semester
Winter

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English 102- Jan12th Lecture notes: practice grammar/ syntax exercise Correct the following sentences: 1. Comma splice: occurs when we join two main phrases Hamlet and Laertes have very different personalities, both are enough like us and the people we know to be believable. Correction: Hamlet and Laertes have very different personalities; both are enough like us and the people we know to be believable. 2. Misplaces modifier: occours when a word or phrase is too far away from the word it describes to be clear. The Wongs were amazed to see a bear on the main street while vacationing in Jasper. Correction: While vacationing in Jasper, the Wongs were amazed to see a bear on the main street. 3. Dangling modifier: ovvours when a phrase in sentence dangles since there is no word present for it to modify (the phrase thus has no logical conection with the rest of the sentence) Determined to finish her essay, all interruptions were ignores. Correction: Determined to finish her essay, she ignore all interruptions. 4. Faulty parallelism: occurs when element in a sentence are not parallel Many children do poorly in school because of inadequate diet, poor instruction, and they are not very interested. Correction: Many children do poorly in school because of inadequate diet, poor instruction, and lack of interest 5. Faulty coordination: occurs when elements in a sentence are not gramaticalluu parallen or if unrelated ideas are joined. On the camping trip, Lewis learned to despise canned food, to loathe outdoor toilets, and he enjoyed playing video games on his laptop computer Correction: On the camping trip, Lewis learned to despise canned food, to loathe outdoor toilets, but he enjoyed playing video games on his laptop computer 6. Faulty subordination: occurs when substitute conjuctions (i.e.) words like although, since, because) are used inappropriately. Although, they missed the plane, they left in plenty of time to reach the airport. Correction: Although, they left in plenty of time to reach the airport, they missed the plane. 7. Excessive subordination: occurs when too many phrases in a sentence subordinated When Jing-Mei learned about the fashion opportunities in Montreal when she was living in Lethbridge, she packed her bags and bought an airline ticket. Correction: Jing -Mein learned about Fashion in Montreal while living in Lethbridge, so she packed her bags and bought an ai
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