Thursday, May 14, 2009
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I suggested students read and do the exercises in the section of Bedford Handbook on revision before writing their second portfolio essay. Here is a resource you can access from home.
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/rules6e/Player/pages/Main.aspx (you can get an account, just send in your email address)
Pidd’s essay contains an indefinite pronoun error. He writes, “Most of the merchants worries….”(5). The singular indefinite pronoun “most” does not agree with the plurals verb “worries.” A verb should agree with its subject, not with the phrase separating the two. To fix the error, Pidd should replace the word “worries.” The correct sentence will read, “Most of the merchants worry.”