Texas EOC English 2 Editing 2.4
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|Texas EOC English II||Editing|
This sentence says that humans have forgotten that they’re animals. [Eating]
Which is probably true for most people, except those who make their livings waxing backs.
The first option to go is (A).
Changing we to us would be incorrect since us is an object pronoun.
We need the subject pronoun we here since it’s the subject of the sentence’s final clause.
Huh...Are we the only ones who think Final Clause sounds like the title of a movie in
which Santa is trapped on a distant planet and has to fight for his life in an alien
gladiatorial arena? [Santa fights aliens]
Yeah, we probably are the only ones.
On to option (B), which doesn’t do anything worth doing.
Too and as well mean basically the same thing, so swapping one for the other wouldn’t make
If our iPhone was fried because we dropped it in the toilet, [iPhone in toilet]
it wouldn’t help to replace its unbroken screen with another unbroken screen, now would it?
The answer is no.
Option (C) isn’t going to work either.
Nixing the helping verb "have" leaves us with the simple past tense verb forgot.
But that doesn’t work with the meaning of the sentence. [Red X appears]
Choice (D) totally gets it.
This question deals with past participles.
Past parti...wah? [Confused look]
Here's the deal: when we use the verb to have before another verb, we need the participle
of the second verb, which is sometimes different than the past tense.
I have been to the mall.
He has left for the mall.
She had taken us to the mall, but now nobody can find it, and the GPS won’t work, and
we’re totally lost, and... [Lost children]
OK, we got carried away with that last one.
Anyway, (D) shows the correct change in sentence 6 because it replaces the past tense forgot
with the participle forgotten. [Butterfly net catches forgot]
Don’t feel bad for forgot.
We’ll set it free on the happy farm where all unwanted verbs go.