Building Better Sentences Practice

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Updated on Sep 14, 2011

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Building Better Sentences Practice

Correct each of the following sentences.

  1. Either I will start college or I may be going to work.
  2. The winner's demeanor was joyous and she was not without tears.
  3. English, reading and to study history were always my favorites.
  4. Though John shared my concern for the environment.
  5. Style guides for writing papers discuss not only researching the subject but footnoting sources also.
  6. Since you've eaten here before, please make a suggestion from this menu.
  7. Hillary Clinton, she was the first woman to run for the presidency.
  8. Our town was interviewing for a new town manager who would take over the job.
  9. Both options they are expensive, but we have to choose one.
  10. We looked at a 1,000 sq. ft. space. It was too small.


Sample answers are provided.

1. …start college or go to work. 2. …was joyous yet tearful. 3. …reading, and history… 4. …for the environment, he never did anything to improve it. 5. …the subject but also footnoting sources. 6. …before, please suggest something from this menu. 7. Hillary Clinton was the first woman… 8. Our town interviewed for a new town manager. 9. Both options are expensive, 10. …space, but it…

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