ENC 1102.5865 grammar and punctuation diagnostic
out this web document. Follow the instructions for each section, and write in the
requested corrections. Have ready to turn in on Friday -- don't forget to put
your name on it.
Grammar: for each sentence, name the grammar fault(s) in
the blank, then make the necessary corrections. If needed, rewrite the corrected
sentence in the space underneath the original.
1) A student should always mind their grammar._____
2) Many people makes grammar mistakes._____
3) Of Kevin and Paul, he makes the fewest mistakes._____
4) After finishing the diagnostic, some mistakes remained._____
5) He thinks he is badly for performing so poor on his exam._____
Punctuation: for each sentence, name the punctuation
fault(s) in the blank, then make the necessary corrections. If needed, rewrite
the corrected sentence in the space underneath the original.
6) Students often forget to proofread for punctuation, subsequently they miss obvious errors._____
7) Such students overlook other basic errors as well they often don't even see the mistakes._____
8) There's only one way to master proofreading, constant practice._____
9) Once they learn to proofread, though; students seldom repeat such mistakes._____
10) Writers sometimes, use unnecessary punctuation._____
BASICS: this section comprises other common, basic
mistakes. Do the same for them as you did for the previous examples.
11) Did you here they're screams last nite?_____
12) I could of, but they had no affect on me._____
13) Give the dog it's water because its hot outside._____
14) Whose to say she's better then you?_____
Create your own: create the worst possible sentence
you can, and deliberately load it with all the mistakes that occur to you. Have fun -- make
it as abysmally wretched as you can. Compose your sentence either in the space
below (if there is one) or on the back of this sheet.