Texas EOC English 1: 2.9 Editing

Texas EOC English I: Editing Drill 2, Problem 9

Texas EOCEditing
Texas EOC English I
Texas EOC English IEditing

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potential answers Ok well first we need to run sentence

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twenty four through diagnostic so let's read it What makes

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a good piece of art is its use of artistic

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elements and principles and the pieces ability to move the

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viewer well i've written by the magazine editor Oh yeah

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not looking so good Are we number twenty four We

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definitely need to make a change so right off the

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bat we could get rid of option d So now

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let's break down the remaining option We've got option a

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does the sentence use the wrong it's No in this

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sense it's is possessive because it claims ownership of the

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now unused a little bossy but fine it's confusing though

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because we usually add an apostrophe s to make things

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possessive But the possessive version of hits doesn't have an

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apostrophe because the apostrophe s version of its is the

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contraction for it is listen how weird that would sound

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in this sentence What makes a good piece of art

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Is it his use of artistic elements being weird Option

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b isn't going to cut it either way We need

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the possessive nothing plural because we're talking about one piece

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that's laying claim to the noun ability Notice that in

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this case we can go back to the standard rule

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for making things possessive by simply adding an apostrophe as

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to the word peace right piece a cake The correct

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answer is c This sense is a statement not a

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question so we need a period instead of a question

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mark Hear what just means the thing that makes a

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good piece of art We don't know what makes good

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art but we do know what makes a good art

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museum conveniently placed couches seriously We're the only ones who

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feet bird As soon as we walked through the door 00:02:07.73 --> [endTime] come on people get a couch in there