CSU JTC 300 - Grammar Geeks (2 pages)

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A list of grammar exercise that were discussed in class.


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Colorado State University- Fort Collins
Course:
Jtc 300 - Professional and Technical Communication (CT-CO3)

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JTC 300 1nd Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I Keys to a readable Style A Style Defined II Keys to Readable Paragraphs III Keys to Readable Sentences IV Keys to Readable Words V Writing Tips a Mechanics of Writing b Style The Bad the Good Outline of Current Lecture VI Writing exercises on Correcting Grammar Current Lecture Grammar Exercises Oxford Comma comes before the and at the end of a list Noun Pronoun agreement EX Each has their own machine Each has his or her machine All have their machines Each has a machine Subject verb agreement EX The windows we discovered after some investigation was the reason for heat loss in the house The window we discovered after some investigation was the reason for heat loss in the house Run on sentence 2 or more sentences creamed into one Comma splice 2 complete sentences joined together with a comma Fragment incomplete sentences usually missing a subject or verb Fragment use okay in creative writing but is NOT acceptable in technical communication These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Compound ModifiersDangling Modifiers when a phrase does not properly explain the subject Shifted tense the sense does not match the tense of it s neighboring sentences Vague Pronoun when a writer uses a pronoun and the reader can t figure out what the pronoun is referring to Replace each phrase with one word exercise Have an influence on influence Give approval to approve Have a discussion about discuss At a later date later At the present time presently now Due to the fact that because since Rewrite in Active voice exercise The moveable type printing press was discovered by Johannes Gutenberg Johannes Gutenberg discovered the movable type printing press The Sun Also Rises was written by Earnest Hemming way Earnest Hemmingway wrote The Sun Also Rises Write down whether each sentence is correct or incorrect exercise Jones team



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