Sentence correction

October 27, 2011pdf

In each of the following pairs of sentences, one sentence is correct, and the other is wrong. Find the correct sentence.

1. a) Have you read where there was an earthquake in Turkey? / b) Have you read there was an earthquake in Turkey?

2. a) The dog waited beside the front gate. / b) The dog waited besides the front gate.

3. a) A bus runs passed our house. / b) A bus runs past our house.

4. a) I must left my purse at home. / b) I must have left my purse at home.

5. a) She is the more aggressive of the two. / b) She is the most aggressive of the two.

6. a) I cannot bear the thought of him leaving. / b) I cannot bear the thought of his leaving.

7. a) An argument developed between his sister and he. / b) An argument developed between his sister and him.

8. a) Without it snows, we cannot ski tomorrow. / b) Unless it snows, we cannot ski tomorrow.

Answers

1. Have you read there was an earthquake in Turkey?

2. The dog waited beside the front gate.

3. A bus runs past our house.

4. I must have left my purse at home.

5. She is the more aggressive of the two.

6. I cannot bear the thought of his leaving.

7. An argument developed between his sister and him.

8. Unless it snows, we cannot ski tomorrow.

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