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20 Common Errors Jeopardy Commas, Homonyms, Passive/Active Voice, Agreement, and General Knowledge.

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1 20 Common Errors Jeopardy Commas, Homonyms, Passive/Active Voice, Agreement, and General Knowledge

2 Commas for 100 Place the comma and state the comma rule that applies: I love to swim in the deep beautiful sea.

3 Commas for 200 Place the comma and state the rule that applies: When I am hungry I eat cookies.

4 Commas for 300 Place the comma(s) and state the comma rule(s) that applies(y): Last week Sally met Huey Lewis a famous band leader.

5 Commas for 400 Place the commas and state the comma rules that apply; there may be one or more than one: Shelby please put October 21 2009 on my calendar.

6 Commas for 500 Place the comma and other punctuation and state the comma rule that applies. There may be more than one. I asked you When are we going to have another snow day, Jeremy

7 Homonyms for 100 Choose the correct word for the sentence: Advise or advice I _____________ you to practice juggling.

8 Homonyms for 200 Choose the correct word for the sentence: Affect or effect Your smile has an ____________ on me.

9 Homonyms for 300 Choose the correct word for the sentence: Its or its Every dog has _______ tricks.

10 Homonyms for 400 Choose the correct word for the sentence: Affect or effect The doctor examined the patients _________ for signs of depression.

11 Homonyms for 400 Choose the correct word for the sentence: Affect or effect The doctor examined the patients _________ for signs of depression.

12 Homonyms for 500 Choose the correct word for the sentence: Elude or allude I like to ______________ my captors.

13 Passive/Active for 100 Identify the following sentence as using passive or active voice: The cat ran up a tree.

14 Passive/Active for 200 Identify the following sentence as using passive or active voice: I hate it when my brother hits me.

15 Passive/Active for 300 Identify the following sentence as using passive or active voice, and change the sentence to the opposite voice. He was running the ball over the goal line.

16 Passive/Active for 400 Identify the following sentence as using passive or active voice, and change it to the opposite voice. The law passed by her is considered amazing by her peers.

17 Passive/Active for 500 Identify the following sentence as using passive or active voice, and change it to the opposite voice. She completed the marathon and won the trophy.

18 Agreement for 100 What are the indefinite pronouns in the following list? Him, her, she,most, they, that, everybody, nobody, and some.

19 Agreement for 200 Identify the indefinite pronoun. Then pick the verb that agrees with the indefinite pronoun in the following sentence: One of the kids (is, are) very polite.

20 Agreement for 300 Identify the correct verb and personal pronoun and say why you picked each to agree with the indefinite pronoun in the following sentence: Neither he nor the other drivers (is, are) responsible for (his, their) actions.

21 Agreement for 400 What are the indefinite pronouns that can be singular or plural? In what ways must all pronouns agree?

22 Agreement for 500 What is a third person plural pronoun, and use one in a sentence, stating the antecedent of the third person plural pronoun.

23 IKIA (I know it all) for 100 She said, I love Chuck Norris jokes. State the comma rule that applies in the above sentence.

24 IKIA for 200 Yesterday I built a sledding hill in my front yard and took a ride. How many commas (if any) are needed in this sentence? What rule/rules applies/apply?

25 IKIA for 300 ______________ when I go to school I yearn to learn. Which homonym should I use? Every day or Everyday? What comma rules apply, and where should the commas go?

26 IKIA for 400 On the white board, punctuate the following sentence correctly: She said that I was the best kid she had ever taught.

27 IKIA for 500 Identify the voice, indefinite pronouns, and appropriate homonyms and verbs in the following sentence: The election will be won by anyone who can show (his/her, their) personality and (allude, elude) criticism by the TV networks.


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