100 200 400 300 400 Whats the problem? Sentences Whats the problem? Subject-verb agreement Whats the problem? Pronouns Whats the problem? Verb forms 300 200 400 200 100 500 100
Row 1, Col 1 Feature four wheels in a row. A subject is missing. In-line skates feature four wheels in a row.
1,2 We has been practicing our kicks for several weeks. The first helping verb in a verb phrase does not agree with the subject. We have been practicing our kicks for several weeks.
1,3 Every town has their deserted house. A pronoun doesnt agree in number with its antecedent. Every town has its deserted house.
1,4 Soft drinks have rose in popularity over the past several decades. The wrong form of a verb is used with a helping verb. Soft drinks have risen in popularity over the past several decades.
2,1 The computer store is a popular spot many kids visit it. It is a run-on sentence. The computer store is a popular spot. Many kids visit it.
2,2 Each of my friends hope to pass this class. The verb doesnt agree with an indefinite-pronoun subject. Each of my friends hopes to pass this class.
2,3 Ben and me will start the game. Always use the subject case when a pronoun is part of a compound subject. Ben and I will start the game.
2,4 One consumer group spoken out against the popular trend of soft drinks. A helping verb is missing. One consumer group has spoken out against the popular trend of soft drinks.
3,1 In-line skates first in the 1700s. A predicate is missing. In-line skates first appeared in the 1700s.
3,2 The other students doesnt know how hard I studied. The contraction doesnt agree with its subject. The other students dont know how hard I studied.
3,3 Anyone can claim that they saw something extraordinary. The pronoun doesnt agree with an indefinite-pronoun antecedent. Anyone can claim that he or she saw something extraordinary.
3,4 Several decades ago, teens drunk twice as much milk as soda pop. A past participle is used incorrectly. Several decades ago, teens drank (or had drunk) twice as much milk as soda pop.
4,1 Because they were much faster than traditional roller skates. A dependent clause is treated as if it were a sentence. They became popular because they were much faster than traditional roller skates. Or They were much faster than traditional roller skates.
4,2 Like reading, mathematics are fun. A singular subject ending in s or ics is mistaken for a plural. Like reading, mathematics is fun.
4,3 The best all-around player is her. The pronoun that follows a linking verb is not in the subject case. The best all-around player is she.
4,4 Some heavy soda drinkers drink as many as five cans a day and got one fourth of their calories from these beverages. Use the same tense throughout the sentence. Some heavy soda drinkers drink as many as five cans a day and get one fourth of their calories from these beverages.
5,1 My sister wanted an inexpensive toy, she rummaged through the sale bins. Add a coordinating conjunction, change the comma to a semicolon, replace the comma with an end mark and start a new sentence, or change one of the independent clauses to a dependent clause.
5,2 Thirty dollars are what it cost! Use a singular verb with a period of time or an amount. Thirty dollars is what it cost!
5,3 Youre game has really improved! A contraction is used instead of a possessive pronoun. Your game has really improved!
5,4 My dad and Uncle Mario has gone fishing. A compound subject needs a plural verb form. My dad and Uncle Mario have gone fishing.