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Day 1 Use of apostrophe to show possession Flannery O'Connors stories are more unusual than William Faulkners stories aren't they? O'Connor's work reflects.

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1 Day 1 Use of apostrophe to show possession Flannery O'Connors stories are more unusual than William Faulkners stories aren't they? O'Connor's work reflects her strong catholic faith and her belief that people must honor their obligation to God. Use of comma to set off tag question Capitalization of religious terms

2 Day 1 Use of apostrophe to show possession Flannery O'Connor's stories are more unusual than William Faulkner's stories, aren't they? O'Connor's work reflects her strong Catholic faith and her belief that people must honor their obligation to God. Use of comma to set off tag question Capitalization of religious terms

3 Day 2 Elimination of unnecessary comma in compound predicate O'Connor was born in Georgia, and raised on a peacock farm. After completing her undergraduate degree from Georgia State College for Women. O'Connor earned her MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Correction of sentence fragment Use of period with abbreviation for degree

4 Day 2 Use of period with abbreviation for degree O'Connor was born in Georgia and raised on a peacock farm. After completing her undergraduate degree from Georgia State College for Women, O'Connor earned her M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Elimination of unnecessary comma in compound predicate Correction of sentence fragment

5 Day 3 Use of dashes before explanatory information Use of past perfect tense Use of comma with clarifying Latin abbreviation In her twenties, O’Connor contracted lupus i.e. a serious blood disease. The disease begun suddenly and set her apart from others.

6 Day 3 Use of dashes before explanatory information Use of past perfect tense Use of comma with clarifying Latin abbreviation The disease had begun suddenly and set her apart from others. In her twenties, O’Connor contracted lupus--i.e., a serious blood disease.

7 Day 4 Subject and verb agreement Use of semicolon to correct run-on sentence Use of specific nouns to improve style Today, many a reader value O’Connor’s stories her writing explores human faults. These readers believe that O’Connor’s books will live on in American writing.

8 Day 4 Subject and verb agreement Use of semicolon to correct run-on sentence Use of specific nouns to improve style Today, many a reader values O’Connor’s stories; her writing explores human faults. These readers believe that O’Connor’s novels will live on in American writing.

9 Day 5 Use of underlining or italics with title of book Use of comma to set off introductory adverb clause Correct placement of period with quotation marks By reading the introduction to “The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor” one can learn more about her life and works. The introduction says, “The stories burn brighter than ever and strike deeper”.

10 Day 5 Use of underlining or italics with title of book Use of comma to set off introductory adverb clause Correct placement of period with quotation marks By reading the introduction to The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, one can learn more about her life and works. The introduction says, “The stories burn brighter than ever and strike deeper. "


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