(Errors are printed in red; corrections are
printed in green.)
1. I asked the doctor if my mothers test results were back from
the laboratory. (apostrophe)
The safety of the children concern their high school teachers.
. . safety (of the children)
concerns. . .
Harold Chester who first started playing the guitar at age seven
is considered to be an excellent performer by music critics.
(commas nonessential interrupter)
. . Chester,
first started playing guitar at age seven,
. . .
I’ll admit that I should have asked you, however, you never
returned my calls.
. .you; however, .
. . /
. . . you.
However, . .
Arriving late for the meeting, the president glared at me.
I arrived late for the meeting,
the president glared at me.
late for the meeting, I
noticed the president glaring at me.
Having become distrustful of her late night outings.
Angela’s husband hired a private detective.
become distrustful of her late night outings,
husband hired. . .
Everyone has their own opinion about the true meaning of
. . has his or her own opinion . . .
My mother was forceful and domineering.
This led to my sister’s rebellion. (pronoun
. . domineering.
led . . .
The young dog licked it’s wounded paw. (apostrophe)
. . its. . .
If the salesman wanted to sell us a new sofa.
salesman wanted to sell
. . . new sofa, he should have listened to what we
Marie is a responsible person who follows her heart and with great
. . who follows her heart and who has great
I am hoarse from trying to talk as loudly as her.
. . as she.
I cannot tell you how the movie ended, I fell asleep after the first hour.
. . ended ; I
. . . /
. . . ended , for I. . . /
. . . ended . I . . .
I noticed the beautiful colors of the autumn leaves walking down the
down the street, I
. . .
Our chores are to take out the trash, to dust the furniture, and
vacuuming the carpet. (parallelism)
. . and to vacuum the carpet.
It is finally over between Mark and I.
. . Mark and me.
Having failed her history exam, the teacher suggested she get a tutor. (dangling
Ruth failed her history exam, her
One of the history students know the correct answer. (subject-verb
(of the history students) knows
. . .
After Harold signed the contract his boss took the staff out for lunch.
needed – introductory clause)
. . . contract,
boss . . .
Each person who wants to go to the play should buy their ticket now.
. . buy his or her ticket . . .
I put the birthday present in the car with the yellow ribbon. (misplaced
put the birthday present with
the yellow ribbon in the car.
He set the letter on the table so that he would remember to mail it. (pronoun
. . to mail the letter.
ERROR ANALYSIS FOR GRAMMAR EVALUATION 2
error – 1, 9
subject-verb agreement – 2, 18
needed – 3, 19
splice – 4, 13
modifier – 5, 17
fragment – 6, 10
pronoun-antecedent agreement – 7, 20
pronoun reference – 8, 22
parallelism – 11, 15
pronoun case – 12, 16
modifier – 14, 21