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Correct all subject-verb agreement errors in the following paragraph using the first correction as a model. The number in parentheses at the end of the paragraph indicates how many errors you should find. dates The beginning of the first public schools in the United States d ate ^ from the early 1800’s. The pressure to create public schools open to children of working-class parents were a direct result of the union movements in large cities. In response, state legislatures gave communities the legal right to levy local property taxes to pay for free schools open to the public.

2. We decided to skip Orlando. It’s somewhat isolated in the middle of the state. 3. We didn’t want to spend half of our vacation on the road. Driving from Orlando to Key West and back. 4. After all, from Orlando to Key West is a 400-mile trip. A full day’s journey. 5. We ended up flying to Miami. Which is much closer to where we wanted to go. Sentence Practice 3 Combine the following pairs of sentences by turning the second sentence into a renamer, an adverb clause, or an -ing expression (as appropriate) and attaching it to the first sentence.

Colombia was once considered part of South America, its government decided in 1903 to proclaim Colombia was part of North America. com/commonsense Sentence Practice 2 CORRECTED SENTENCES APPEAR ON PAGE 458. Find the independent clauses in the following run-on sentences by using the Imaginary Period Tip. Correct each run-on by inserting a semicolon between the two independent clauses, by adding a comma and a coordinating conjunction, Lesson 2 run-on Lesson 2 26 Unit One: Understanding the Basic Sentence or by turning the imaginary period into a real one.

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