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Slide 2 Hosted by Mrs. Kennedy Slide 3 100 200 400 300 400 Whats the problem? Sentences Whats the problem? Subject-verb agreement Whats the problem? Pronouns Whats the problem? Verb forms 300 200 400 200 100 500 100 Slide 4 Row 1, Col 1 Feature four wheels in a row. A subject is missing. In-line skates feature four wheels in a row. Slide 5 1,2 We has been practicing our kicks for several weeks. The first helping verb in a verb phrase does not agree with the subject. We have been practicing our kicks for several weeks. Slide 6 1,3 Every town has their deserted house. A pronoun doesnt agree in number with its antecedent. Every town has its deserted house. Slide 7 1,4 Soft drinks have rose in popularity over the past several decades. The wrong form of a verb is used with a helping verb. Soft drinks have risen in popularity over the past several decades. Slide 8 2,1 The computer store is a popular spot many kids visit it. It is a run-on sentence. The computer store is a popular spot. Many kids visit it. Slide 9 2,2 Each of my friends hope to pass this class. The verb doesnt agree with an indefinite-pronoun subject. Each of my friends hopes to pass this class. Slide 10 2,3 Ben and me will start the game. Always use the subject case when a pronoun is part of a compound subject. Ben and I will start the game. Slide 11 2,4 One consumer group spoken out against the popular trend of soft drinks. A helping verb is missing. One consumer group has spoken out against the popular trend of soft drinks. Slide 12 3,1 In-line skates first in the 1700s. A predicate is missing. In-line skates first appeared in the 1700s. Slide 13 3,2 The other students doesnt know how hard I studied. The contraction doesnt agree with its subject. The other students dont know how hard I studied. Slide 14 3,3 Anyone can claim that they saw something extraordinary. The pronoun doesnt agree with an indefinite-pronoun antecedent. Anyone can claim that he or she saw something extraordinary. Slide 15 3,4 Several decades ago, teens drunk twice as much milk as soda pop. A past participle is used incorrectly. Several decades ago, teens drank (or had drunk) twice as much milk as soda pop. Slide 16 4,1 Because they were much faster than traditional roller skates. A dependent clause is treated as if it were a sentence. They became popular because they were much faster than traditional roller skates. Or They were much faster than traditional roller skates. Slide 17 4,2 Like reading, mathematics are fun. A singular subject ending in s or ics is mistaken for a plural. Like reading, mathematics is fun. Slide 18 4,3 The best all-around player is her. The pronoun that follows a linking verb is not in the subject case. The best all-around player is she. Slide 19 4,4 Some heavy soda drinkers drink as many as five cans a day and got one fourth of their calories from these beverages. Use the same tense throughout the sentence. Some heavy soda drinkers drink as many as five cans a day and get one fourth of their calories from these beverages. Slide 20 5,1 My sister wanted an inexpensive toy, she rummaged through the sale bins. Add a coordinating conjunction, change the comma to a semicolon, replace the comma with an end mark and start a new sentence, or change one of the independent clauses to a dependent clause. Slide 21 5,2 Thirty dollars are what it cost! Use a singular verb with a period of time or an amount. Thirty dollars is what it cost! Slide 22 5,3 Youre game has really improved! A contraction is used instead of a possessive pronoun. Your game has really improved! Slide 23 5,4 My dad and Uncle Mario has gone fishing. A compound subject needs a plural verb form. My dad and Uncle Mario have gone fishing.