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Saturday, January 19, 2008

GRAMMAR QUESTION, Jan 19th

Correct the errors in the following sentence:

The roads were slippery over the new year, so I drove cautious when I went out but I stayed at home to take it easier as much as possible.

Remember that there is more than one possible correct answer.

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5 comments:

Brendie said...

I stayed home as much as possible during the New Year because the roads were slippery but when I went out I drove very cautiously.

Bich-Thuy said...

The roads were slippery over the New Year. When I went out I drove cautiously. To take it easy, I stayed home as much as possible.

Veronica Baig said...

Brendie: Yes, but you've missed out the part about "to take it easier", and check your punctuation;-)
Bich-Thuy: OK, but when you split this into three separate sentences, you miss some of the connections between ideas, and the writing becomes rather choppy.

Lorraine said...

On New Year's Day, the roads were slippery, so I had driven cautiously when I went out; but I took it easier: I stayed home as much as possible.

Veronica Baig said...

Lorraine: Most of this is very good, but the clause "but I took it easier" is confusing. In the original it relates to "stayed at home", but in your sentence, it also appears to contradict the previous statement about driving cautiously.