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Com 31 correct The eye-catching float adorned with silver and yellow balloons carried a gigantic ice sculpture of an earthworm, the high school’s mascot. notes incorrect The eye-catching float adorned with silver and yellow balloons. Carried a gigantic ice sculpture of a earthworm, the high schools mascot. The two sentence fragments above can be turned into a complete sentence simply by removing the period. Therefore, an apostrophe is needed before the s. fragments, word choice, apostrophes 32 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc.
A comma, alone, cannot separate two sentences. apostrophes, run-ons 50 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect Adriana knew something was wrong when she seen a giraffe poke it’s head out of her chimney. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 51 correct Adriana knew something was wrong when she saw a giraffe poke its head out of her chimney. notes incorrect Adriana knew something was wrong when she seen a giraffe poke it’s head out of her chimney. “Seen” always needs a helping verb before it—she has seen, she will have seen, she was seen, she will be seen, etc.
Forehead” is the correct spelling. run-ons, spelling 42 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. ” © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 43 correct Aisha asked the telemarketer if she could call him back tomorrow around dinnertime at his home phone number. The bubble shows the words coming out of the cartoon character’s mouth. The incorrect item above is an indirect quote. ” “Tomorrow” has two r’s. Incidentally, Aisha’s technique for dealing with telemarketers can be very satisfying. quotation marks, spelling 44 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc.