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Pronoun Reference Essay

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Briauna N. Smith
Dr. J. Grimmes
7/18/10

  1.) One should do some type of physical activity at least three times a week for thirty minutes.   Regular exercise is good for your heart and lungs.
Correct:   One should do some type of physical activity at least three times a week for at least thirty minutes. Regular exercise is good for one’s heart and lungs.
  2.) We wanted to go to the U2 concert.   However, the tickets sold out before I even got there, and there was no chance that you could buy them from scalpers for less than $200.
Correct: We wanted to go to the U2 concert. However, the tickets had sold out before we arrived, and there was no chance we could buy them from scalpers for less than $200.
  3.) Someone who does not love themselves can never hope to love anyone else.
Correct: Someone who does not love themselves will never hope to love anyone else.

  4.) We hike up the mountains every Saturday morning.   We love the feeling of sheer exhilaration.   We are happy to be tired.
Correct:   We go hiking up the mountain every Saturday morning.   We love the feeling of sheer exhilaration.   We are happy to be tired.

  5.) Elizabeth Bishop’s A First Death in Nova Scotia discusses death from the point of view of a child.   It painted a picture of a young girl’s emotional reaction to the death of her cousin.
Correct: Elizabeth Bishop’s, A First Death in Nova Scotia discusses death from the point of view of a child.   It paints a picture of a young girl’s emotional reaction to the death of her cousin.

  6.) If she were rich, she will buy all of her clothes at Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor.
Correct:   If she was rich, she would buy all of her clothes at Nordstrom Lord & Taylor.

  7.) If you want to learn to speed-read, you have to first learn to concentrate.   We need to focus on the words on the page.   It is important not to let the attention wander.   The eyes should always catch the center of each page.
Correct: If you want to learn to...

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