Texas EOC English 1: 1.3 Editing

ConventionsDemonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
Texas EOCEditing
Texas EOC English IEditing

Transcript

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we'll check out the following passage again At least thank

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you for writing this that we have to read it

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eighty seven times Wear done and we're skimming And well

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guess what we're done What change needs to be made

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to sentence three And here the potential answers just come

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up with something all right Alisa is at it again

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in sentence number three and here people are proportionate landscapes

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contained discernible mountains trees or ocean All right well let's

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See if we can get the grammar police at bay

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Our lives would be a lot easier if choice d

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were correct If no change were necessary we could take

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the time we're about to spend on this and go

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on candy bar Something like that But sadly that's not

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case onward and upward shmoop er's Yeah option a isn't

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going to fix what's wrong with this sense at all

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It wouldn't be grammatically incorrect to change proportionate to proportioned

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but there's no need to do it In fact it

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might suddenly change the meaning of at least a sentence

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And we know how grumpy at least gets when her

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senses are unclear Pretty grumpy joyce e is a terrible

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option for one There are two commas in this sense

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and we have no idea what comma option c is

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talking about And anyway it's going to take more than

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removing akama to get this sentence on the right track

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well he is the one and only answer The problem

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here is that the sentence contains a comus place We've

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got two independent clauses each with its own subject and

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verb that are connected with nothing more than a measly

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comma right there Sorry but a comment just doesn't have

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what it takes Check it in the first clause people

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is the subject and our is the verb while in

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the second clause landscapes is the subject and contain is

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the verb right there So there you go two totally

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independent clauses spliced together with a puny comma lucky for

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release This is an easy problem to fix All we

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have to do is follow these advice and blew these

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clauses together with a semi call on instead of that

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measly comma we like to think of commas as the

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common classroom strength glue of the punctuation world Semi colons 00:02:24.885 --> [endTime] No they're more like duct tape in your brain