Sentence correction

May 18, 2011pdf

Correct the following sentences.

1. He was angry therefore I said nothing.

2. This is my friend, he works with me.

3. I was trying to concentrate, at that time he was disturbing me.

4. I fired at the tiger, at that time he shook my arm.

5. This is my house, I live here.

6. This is a nice book, it might interest you.

7. This is my cousin, I was telling you about him.

Answers

1. He was angry, so I said nothing.

2. This is my friend who works with me.

3. While I was trying to concentrate, he was disturbing me.

4. As I fired at the tiger, he shook my arm.

5. This is my house where I live.

6. This is a nice book which might interest you.

7. This is my cousin about whom I was telling you.

Explanation

In a sentence you can’t have two main clauses neither separated by a full stop nor linked by a conjunction.
You can, for example, say:

This is my house. I live here.

But you can’t say:

This is my house, I live here. (The two main clauses must be either separated by a full stop or joined by a relative pronoun or conjunction.)

In the same way, you can say:

This is my cousin. I was telling you about him.

But you can’t say:

This is my cousin, I was telling you about him.

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