Writing Homework One Student Three
1. It’s his bad attitude that’s the biggest problem; regardless, you cannot judge a book by its cover.
2. The day that Davey and I went to the football game, we didn’t see anything there. Instead, the cop yelled at us, “Get lost before you are arrested by me!” Davey was really scared, but the cop didn’t arrest us.
- Correct again. Well done.
3. Newt Gingrich declared, "[T]he media [are] terrified that the audience is going to side with the candidates against the media, which is what they've done in every debate." What mistake(s) did Newt, who has written many books, make in his statement? Explain.
Media is plural, and he should have not have used a pronoun when he referred to the audience the second time and could have restructured it as follows: “…which has happened in every debate.” This would avoid the dangling participle.
- Terrific ... but it's not a "dangling participle." It's a pronoun lacking a proper antecedent.
4. A good student is someone that can write very well, and quickly.
- Someone who. Minus 1.
5. When I ran inside to avoid the rainstorm, my new sweater remained mostly dry.
- Good, but more of a rewrite than necessary.
6. The three things that needed to be completed on Wednesday morning were: calling my friend, finishing this homework, and jogging one mile.
Handed Essay in at class.
- Very good work. 59/60.--Andy Schlafly 20:26, 7 February 2012 (EST)