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A . An
unclear antecedent, a very common grammatical error, leads to confusion,
because the reader isn't sure what a pronoun is referring to.
When you use a pronoun to refer to a
noun earlier in the sentence, or sometimes in a previous sentence, you must
ensure that the right pronoun is used. Sometimes, a pronoun is used to refer
back to a noun which is not even provided.
1 . A poem can teach us more than
what works in poetry; they can alert us to how punctuation helps writers
create a character's voice. ANSWERS - ?
2. Justin claims that many people
think that poetry is going to get easier if they study it for months, but he
is wrong. ANSWERS - ?
3. Jill told Jack not to hold his
breath and she picked it up and went up the hill. ANSWERS - ?
: incorrent prnoun
: Missing Antecedent
: Vague Antecedent
the following sentences require a comma before the "but"?
is a poetic technique but the effect can be created in prose by using a
periodic sentence. ANSWERS - ?
tired but relieved. ANSWERS - ?
3. Caesuras are used to create pauses
in lines of poetry but integrating pauses into prose paragraphs can be
difficult. ANSWERS - ?
A : Comma- the word after “but” from an independent clause
B : the word after “but” do not from an independent clause
Which conjunctive adverb works best for the following:
Jack really doesn't like poetry,
but he knows that reading the poem carefully before listening to lecture is a
really good idea; ___________, he didn't bother
Options: A : sadly
Options: B : reluctantly
Options: C : therefore
Two independent clauses can be joined using a
conjunctive adverb preceded by a semi-colon and followed by a comma. It is
important that the adverb provides a logical connection.
Which conjunctive adverb is the best choice for the following:
He always seems to win any argument he
enters into, which is very discouraging; ____________, I won that day.
Options: A : but
Options: B : nevertheless
Options: C : however
E. Two independent clauses can also be joint through parataxis; use a
semicolon without a CoCO FANBOY or an conjunctive adverb.
Two independent clauses joined with
a semi-colon and conjunctive adverb: Poetry can stimulated our imaginations and
help us think more creatively about punctuation; therefore, it is worthwhile to
make an effort even if the poem is difficult.
NOTE: a comma follows the
conjunctive adverb. For a list of the most common conjunctive adverbs, see the
Handbook section of Writing with Style.
Two independent clauses joined
through parataxis: The night is dark; the shadows loom.
When using parataxis in an essay or
other writing requiring clarity, the relationship between the two independent
clauses must be evident. However, in "creative" writing, like in the
example from Jacob's Room in the Novel Beginnings reading, the
relationship is not clear, so we as readers must make the connections through
active reading and critical thinking.
Are the following sentences examples
that creating a solid thesis is important; unfortunately, she disagreed. Yes or NO ?
2. He stood upon the brink; however, he knew
not what to do. Yes or NO ?
ego is monumental; he’s such a jerk. Yes or No ?