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What if anything, is wrong with the following sentences?

1. Since I no longer maintain an office downtown for working on this kind of project?

a. properly constructed sentence
b.fragment
c.dangler
d.misplaced part

2. Noah Webster supported himself through sales of his spelling book over 100 million copies of the book were sold.

a. properly constructed sentence
b.dangler
c.run-on
d. misplaced part

3. An appeals court orered the money terurned however, the IRS didn't comply.

a. properly constructed sentence
b. lacks parallel parts
c.dangler
d. comma splice

4.Noah Webster, author of the original Webster's Dictionary, believed that a dictionary should contain more than the definitions of words; therefore, he included their etymologies as well.

a. properly constructed sentence
b. dangler
c. run-on
d. comma splice
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Is this a homework you're asking us to do for you? Just asking.
I can see an error in th question: "What, if anything, is wrong with the following sentences?".
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
1. sentence fragment
2. run-on
3. This would be a comma splice if there were a comma before "however." Was that a typo?
4. properly constructed sentence

But this doesn't really help you much, Marilyn. Do you understand why those are the answers? It is more important that you understand the questions than that you get them right.
I totally agree with Kitkattail. It sounds like homework. Maybe the next questions you could give us what YOU think are the correct answers and why you chose them.
I want to say thank you to kitkattail for all the help and to answere a question she had for me.

I hit the reply post button and it went to the wrong place.Can you help me? The message reads: I really thank you for your help. I read the definitions to the words and then questions but I still can't tell if my answers are wright so I'm asking just to make sure. and if the're right then my reasoning must be also right.

Can you pass this on to her?
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
If it's ok for you to do this.
Can you check my answers and explaine why the ones I got wrong are wrong?
Yes I do have to turn this in but I want to make sure they're right first.

part 1

1. The governor spoke from the steps of the____about the___of the strike.
a. capitol;affects
b .capital; affects
c. capitol; effects
d. capital; effects

I chose__C__for my answer

2. I cannot___your report as valid unless you___more evidence.
a. accept;site
b. except;site
c. accept;cite
d. ecxept;site

I chose___c___for my answer

3.The City___voted to pay for both the ___and the interest.
a.council;principal
b.counsel;principal
c.council;principle
d.counsel;principle

I chose__c__for my answer

4.All things considered,___not a bad day, since___is excellent.
a. its;morale
b.it's;morale
c.its;moral
d.it's;moral

I chose__b__fpr my answer

5.Don't___rights to citizenship.
a. wave your
b.wave you're
c.waive you're
d. waive your

I chose__d__for my answer

6._____of what othere say, I would___you to___to George's judgement.
a.Regareless;advice;defer
b.Irregardless;advice;defer
c.Irregardless;advise;differ
d.Regardless;advise;defer

I chose___c___for my answere

7.Which one ot the following sentences has a proposition-related error?
a. There was a fight between the two men.
b.The Cerritos Center is near to my office
c.They gave a party for Mary and me.
d.The report was sent to everyone except her.

I chose__b__for my answer

8. Which one of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
a. She should of typed the report.
b. Would you get a pencil off her?
c .The new salesclerk waited on me.
d. They had to wait for John and I.

I chose__c__for my answer

9.A business letter usually written on__letteerhead and signed in___ink. The body peragraphs are____-spaced.
a. white;blue;double
b.white or off-white;blue or black; single
c.white;black;single or double
d.white or off-white; blue;single or double

I was not sure of this one so I chose___d__for my answer. because if it is talking about the paragraphs only in last part of the question then the paragraphs are usually double-spaced or at least that's what I think.

10.Which one of the following entries is an example of correct form for a date on an American business letter'
a. 2 June, 2001
b.June 2.'o1
c.6/2/01
d.June 2, 2001

I chose___d___for my answer.

part2

1.Which one of the following saluations is NOT suitable for a business?
a. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
b. Dear Mr. Johnson:
c. Dear Credit Department:
d. Dear Director of Operations:

I chose__a_ for my answer

2.Which one of the following elements is always included in a well-written business letter?
a. Handwritten signature
b. Attention line
c. Postscript
d. Identification initials

I chose__a___for my answer

3.When signing a business letter, you should:
a. include the progfessional or courtesy title by which you wish to be address.
b.omit your job title to avoid appearing pretentious.
c.spell oue your name if you go by a gender-neutral name,such as Chris or Pat.
d.sign only your initials for the sake of brevity.

I chose___c__for my answer 4. A "bc" notation is typed:
a. on the original and the copies.
b. on the original only.
c.on the copies only.
d. without a name after it.

I chose__c_ for my answer.

5. The most frequently used business letter style(s) is/are the___style(s).
a. block and midified block
b. simplified
c.modified block
d.block and simplified

I chose__a__for my answer.

6. Which one of the following statements about writing business letters is TRUE?
a. If you forget one of the crucial points of your letter, provide the information in a postscript.
b."Respectfully yours" is usually the most appropriate complimentary close for business correspondence.
c. If the professional title and gender of your recipient are unkown, the courtesy title"Mr/s."is the safest way to begin the inside address and salutation.
d. Block style gives your letter a contemporary appearance, and it is fast to key.

I chose___d___for my answer

7. An e-mail should:
a. include all pertinent topics to avoid sending many separate messages.
b. convey a large part of its messaage through the use of abbreviations and emoticons.
c.include an inside address and a businesslike salutation and compimentary close, just like a paper letter.
d.preferably to about one topic, which should be summed up in the subject line.

I chose___d___for my answer

8. Which one of the following examples illustrates the style of language appropriate for modern business letters?
a."Appreciation your patronage, we remain...."
b."If I can be of service, kindly advise..."
c."This company sincerly regrets..."
d."We're sorry about the mistake..."

I chose___d__for my answer

9.It is absolutely essential that each and every package be square in shape. The preceding sentence is an example of business writing that is:
a.positive
b.negative
c.too formal
d. redundant

I chose__d__for my answer

10. Which one of the following statements about paragraphing in business letters is most accurate?
a. The opening paragraph should cut to the chase and demand immediate action from the reader.
b. The first and last patagraphs are often the logest and most detailed.
c. The closing patagraph should suggest a specific action.
d. Longer body paragraphs are more inviting for readers to "sink their teeth" into.

I chose__c__for my answer.

Can you let me know the ones I got wrong and why they're wrong. Thank you
Things you got wrong:
Part 1:

3. The answer to this should be (a).
A principle is a fundamental concept or doctrine. (Ex: The principle of equal rights is important to our modern-day society.)
A principal, on the other hand, is either a person in a position of authority (usually at a school) or the original amount of a debt before interest.
Because the question talks about paying interest, you can tell that they want the financial meaning of the word "principal"; therefore, "principle" is incorrect.

6. The correct answer is (d).
"Irregardless" is not actually a proper word. It is just a silly word invented by illiterate people who didn't understand that "regardless" means the same thing. So don't ever use it.
Also, to differ is to be different from something. To "defer" is to someone is to submit your will to his, i.e., to recognise that another person has more authority than you do.
You can tell that you need to use "defer" instead of "differ" because, while you defer to someone, you differ from someone. So the preposition lets you know the right answer.

9. I don't know the answer to this question. I don't write business letters. You'll have to ask someone else.

I can't help you with Part 2, either. Again, I don't know this sort of thing. I don't work in a business. Perhaps somebody else can help you with that section.
2 is a run on sentence.
3 is a comma spice
4 is correct
I don't know about 1.
I know it's not a. A fragment is a part of a sentence, and does not have an independent clause.
I think it would be either a misplaced part, or a dangler. I would probably choose dangler.
If it were a misplaced part, you could move the 2nd part of the sentence around and it would make sense. Can you do this with this sentence.
If you get the answer, let me know, I am interested in this one.
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