CAHSEE ELA 7.2 Writing: Common Errors

CAHSEE ELA Writing: Common Errors Drill 7, Problem 2. Fill in the blank.

CAHSEE ELA: WritingCommon Errors
CAHSEE WritingCommon Errors
LanguageEnglish Language
Writing ConventionsParallel Structure/Modifiers/Subordination/Verb Tenses

Transcript

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Ok... so let's just start things off by crossing off B -- funner -- twice for good measure.

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Now... how do you use the word fun?

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Well, the question is a COMPARISON... so: Is "dance" amount of fun greater than

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or equal to "stay home and watch television" amount of fun?

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It's just comparing one thing with another... only TWO items are involved -- so there can't

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be a MOST.

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"Most" is for threesomes. Uh... like if the options were dance, stay home or shop

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for iPhone covers at the mall.

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C is plain old "fun." Say it aloud: "was much fun than staying home..." Doesn't

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sound right at all, does it?

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This sentence is a comparison, and fun doesn't compare levels of fun... it just is.

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So we're looking for MORE fun. Answer A.

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As in, "Amusement park."