Tuesday, July 6, 2010

GRAMMAR QUESTION, July 6th, 2010


Correct the errors in the following sentence:

The twin’s were unusual amused, first they entertain there school’s friends’ by telling jokes, than they had chased after the neighboring dog and it was ended when they had imitated their friend’s.

12 comments:

Shelley said...

The twins were unusually amused by entertaining their peers with jokes, chasing the neighbourhood dog, and imitating of one of their friends.

Veronica Baig said...

SHELLEY: An excellent start--now think about the difference in meaning between the active and passive voice;-)

Grace said...

The twins were unusually amused. They first entertained their school friends by telling jokes, then they had chased after their neighbor’s dog. It was ended when they had imitated their friends.

wookjin said...

The twins were unusually amusing. First they entertained their school friends by telling jokes, then they chased after their neighbor's dog, and it ended when they imitated their friends.

Veronica Baig said...

GRACE: You've made some big improvements here. Now think about the differences in meaning between the passive and active voices and whether using the past perfect tense is the best choice here;-)
WOOKJIN:You also need to think about active voice vs. passive voice;-)

Saadat said...

The twins were unusually amused by telling their peers jokes, chasing after the neighborhood dog, and imitating one of their friends.

dialup frusterated said...

The twins were unusually amusing, first they entertained thier school friends by telling them jokes, chased after the neighbour's dog, and ended with imitating their friends.

Veronica Baig said...

SAADAT: You've made considerable changes here, but now think about whether the active or passive voice makes the most sense;-)
DF: You've solved some of the problems, but you need to check punctuation and spelling. PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF--I need to be able to credit you with your answer. If you prefer, you can send me a separate e-mail.

ingrid said...

The twins were unusual entertainers: first they amused their schoolmates by telling jokes, then they chased after the neighbour's dog and it ended when they imitated their friend.

Veronica Baig said...

INGRID:That's an interesting solution, but note that there is a missing comma;-)

Quan HD Nguyen said...

The twins were unusual amused, which they entertained their school friends by telling jokes and by chasing after their neighbor’s dog, ended when they had imitated their friends.

Solie177 said...

The twins were unusually amused, first they were uncertain about their school’s friends' jokes, then they chased the neighbor's dog and finally, it all ended when they imitated their friends.