Texas EOC English 2: 3.1 Editing

EditingHandwriting, Capitalization, Punctuation
Texas EOC English IIEditing
Texas EOC IIEditing

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You haven't seen it actually don't see it It's i

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think it's our race all right moving on what's the

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correct way to write sentence for and here the potential

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answers All right at first at first at first Okay

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well here we go Let's start by just cuts and

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choice D we hate to break the bad news but

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mary's first attempted This sense is far from perfect At

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first i thought they were joking However they weren't comma

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there Okay the issue is that the word however is

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a conjunctivitis adverb Well that's not an issue in and

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of itself but the way mary has punctuated its use

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is see any time we have a conjunctivitis vour butt

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like however otherwise or therefore that connects to complete sentences

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we have to stick a semi colon before it and

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follow it up with a comma So to be grammatically

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correct this sense would have to read At first i

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thought they were joking Semi colon however comma they weren't

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Well i wouldn't have to read that way Well because

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the english language says so and nobody can convince it

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otherwise You know like that this means we can totally

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get rid of choice B this one messes up the

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verb tenses on top of keeping the same bad punctuation

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around However so to be we say yeah not so

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much Option c would take a step in the right

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direction by getting rid of however altogether But replacing it

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with while isn't the way to go because while doesn't

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clearly set up the contrast mary wants here it sounds

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like mary is saying that her parents were joking at

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the same time they weren't joking Well sure parents can

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be confusing but that's not what mary is trying to

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say oh say does everything correctly for one the conjunction

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but gives us the kind of contrast we need Secondly

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this option fixes are com a problem Well it's not

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okay to stick a comma in front of a conjunctivitis

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verb like however here there's no problem with doing so

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before a regular old conjunction like but twenty conjunctions and 00:02:13.123 --> [endTime] comus it's a match made in heaven