Phunny Stuph: Proofreading Exercises with a Sense of Humor by M. S. Samston

By M. S. Samston

As an English instructor i am regularly searching for how you can motivate scholars to benefit from the extra technical facets equivalent to grammar, writing, proofreading. this can be a nice ebook for any age. it may be used as a brief task firstly of sophistication a number of days per week, or in addition to instructing writing. it is worthy having in your bookshelf!

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Use a comma with and in a compound sentence. A compound sentence is two complete sentences connected with and, but, or, for, or nor. ) Phunny Stuph • Copyright © 2005 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 42 Chickens at the Library One day a pair of chickens walk up to the circulation desk at a public library. ” The librarien hesitated but then decided they were asking for three books. She gives them three books, the chickens left. ” again. The librarian gives them three more books, the chickens left. That afternoon the two chickens returned and approached the librarian again.

Com 50 Feeding the Pigs A man from the city came to visit a small farm, he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree, the pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full, then he would start again with another pig. The man from the city was pretty puzzled, he watched for quiet a while, finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waist of time! ” Phunny Stuph • Copyright © 2005 Cottonwood Press, Inc.

Phunny Stuph • Copyright © 2005 Cottonwood Press, Inc. ” Phunny Stuph • Copyright © 2005 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 57 Tomatoes POSSIBLE CORRECTION : Three tomatoes in a family were walking downtown one day when the little baby tomato started lagging behind. The father tomato walked back to the baby tomato and stomped on her. He squashed her into a red paste. ” NOTES : • • This paragraph is one long run-on sentence. There are a number of ways to correct it. The paragraph switches back and forth between past and present tense.

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