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Proofreading for Grammatical Errors Practice

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Proofreading for Grammatical Errors Practice

Practice 1

Proofread the following paragraph for grammatical mistakes. Make changes to improve the clarity and structure of the sentences as well.

Comic relief is important in tragedies, readers need a little relief from all of the sadness in the story. For example, Hamlet. Ophelia had just died. The next seen is with the gravedigger. Who is a very funny character. They dug up a skull and makes along speech about who the skull might have belonged to. Even though its about death. The scene is funny, it lets readers forget about the tragedy for a moment and laugh.

Practice 2

Proofread the following paragraph for mechanical errors:

Compact discs (CDs), which may be found in over 25 million american homes not to mention backpacks and automobiles first entered popular culture in the 1980's. But there history goes back to the 1960's, when an Inventor named James Russell decided to create and alternative to his scratched and warped phonograph records, a system that could record, store, and replay music without ever whereing out.

Answers

Practice 1

Here is the paragraph with run-ons, fragments, agreement errors, and confusing words corrected:

Comic relief is important in tragedies. Readers need a little relief from all of the sadness in the story. For example, consider Hamlet. After Ophelia dies, the next scene is with the gravedigger, who is a very funny character. He digs up a skull and makes a long speech about who the skull might have belonged to. Even though it is about death, the scene is funny, and it allows readers forget about the tragedy for a moment and laugh.

Practice 2

Here is the paragraph with capitalization, punctuation, and spelling errors corrected:

Compact discs (CDs), which may be found in over 25 million American homes, not to mention backpacks and automobiles, first entered popular culture in the 1980s. But their history goes back to the 1960s, when an inventor named James Russell decided to create an alternative to his scratched and warped phonograph records—a system that could record, store, and replay music without ever wearing out.

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