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Exercises

Paragraph editing exercises

Sentences

  • Sentence Fragments
    Two paragraphs—identifying and correcting fragments
  • Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
    Three paragraphs—identifying and correcting comma splices and fused sentences using four alternatives (S-3b)
  • Verbs
    One paragraph—recognizing and converting passive sentences to active
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
    Three paragraphs—identifying and correcting various subject-verb agreement errors
  • Pronouns
    Five paragraphs—identifying and correcting pronoun errors in agreement, reference, and case
  • Parallelism
    Two paragraphs—identifying and correcting problems in faulty parallelism
  • Coordination and Subordination
    Two paragraphs—creating coordinate and subordinate relationships among simple sentences (sentence combining) & revising excessive coordination
  • Shifts
    Two paragraphs—identifying and correcting shifts in tense & identifying and correcting shifts in point of view