Please give a help to find out which part(under-lined) is wrong.

1.The irritable sergeant was in sistent that nothing superseded the drilling of the forty new

under-lined parts:
c.of the forty new men

2.By the time Smith graduates from dental school, he will be twenty-six years of age.

under-lined parts:
b,dental school
c. twenty-six
d. years of age

3.Joan decided that she did not like the gril eating an ice-cream cone on the bus after she yelled at her little brother.

under-lined parts:
b,gril eating



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Hi Webb,

Welcome to the forums. I would change the first sentence to:

The irritable sergeant was insistent that nothing supersede the drilling of the forty new men. In this case supersede doesn't mean "to be better than," but rather "to replace."
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To start with, webb, insistent is one word.
sorry about that.I don't know the rules here.These are the subjects of TOFEL but not homework.

The following is what I thought about the answer.

1.The word "superseded" means "be better than ,which doesn't make sense in the context of Sentence 1. The rest is fine (assuming insistent wasn't mis-spelled)..

2.There is NOTHING wrong with Sentence 2. ("26 years of age" is veryformal.)

3.Except for spelling girl as gril, there is NOTHING wrong with 3, either. I worry about who yelled at whose little brother (should be the ice-cream eater in BOTH cases). But, assuming that that is the intended meaning, the sentence is fine.

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