Identify the ten sentence-skills mistakes at the underlined
spots in the passage below then choose which letter in sentence skills apply to
each sentence mistake that is underlined.
Fragment……b. run-on…..c. mistake in subject-verb
agreement…..d. mistake in verb tense…….e. mistake in pronoun point of view…..f.
spelling error……g. missing comma
College should be a time to expand horizons
by meeting new people, getting exposure to new ideas and becoming a
better critical thinker. Meeting new people are one of the best parts
about college. Many colleges have students from around the country, as well as
from different countries. For example, college students in Texas may
meet and perhaps room with students from New York City, Seattle, London, and
Tokyo. Getting to know new people is not only exciting because of possible new friendships.
But it also helps expose you to new ideas. People who grow up in
different cultures often look at things differently. A student from London will
have a very different perspective on European politics from a student who live
in Seattle. Meeting new people however, is not the only way college
students get exposed to new ideas. Every class that a college student took exposes
him or her to new ideas. Whether its American Indian Literature or
College Algebra 101, the professor instructing the class will introduce
concepts and methods that will be new to students. These new ideas, along with
new friendships and relationships, will help students become critical thinkers.
With each new experience, students will need too make decisions and form
reactions. Many students think they should know everything when they enter college
they should be prepared for all the new people, and experiences that await
Editing Test 6
Fragment…b. run-on…c. mistake in subject-verb
agreement…d. missing comma…e. missing capital letter…f. dangling modifier…g.
homonym mistake…h. missing apostrophe… i. cliche
one time doctors believed that diseases generated spontaneously on their
own> Louis Pasteur (1822-95), a french scientist, disproved that.
Demonstrating that germs cause many diseases. Pasteur worked like a
dog to convince doctors to sterilize their instruments and wash their hands
before delivering a baby. Pasteur new this would reduce the chances of infection
as a result, it would save the lives of many women who otherwise would have
dies giving birth. Another of Pasteurs discoveries was a vaccine for
rabies. Retarding the progress of the disease, a boy bitten by a rabid dog
was saved. Finally, Pasteur is responsible for a process that stop
the growth of bacteria in wine and milk, it now bears his name: