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1 Capitalization of names of particular documents Correct formation of plural Use of apostrophe to show possession Correction of commonly confused words Day 1 In the declaration of independence, Thomas Jefferson lists the reason’s why Americans felt compelled to separate from England. The document supports the colonists belief that the power of government should lay with those who are governed.

2 Day 1 In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson lists the reasons why Americans felt compelled to separate from England. Capitalization of names of particular documents Correct formation of plural The document supports the colonists’ belief that the power of government should lie with those who are governed. Use of apostrophe to show possession Correction of commonly confused words

3 Use of comma with date Spelling out number at the beginning of a sentence Use of period with initial Day 2 The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4 1776. 56 men, including John Q Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, signed the document.

4 Day 2 The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Use of comma with date Fifty-six men, including John Q. Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, signed the document. Spelling out number at the beginning of a sentence Use of period with initial

5 Elimination of but after doubt Use of helping verb have with past participle Use of ellipsis points for partial quotation Day 3 There is no doubt but that King George was furious at the colonists’ actions. The King must of been very upset by the part that begins, “He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts.”

6 Day 3 but There is no doubt that King George was furious at the colonists’ actions. Elimination of but after doubt The King must have been very upset by the part that begins, “He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts.…” Use of helping verb have with past participle Use of ellipsis points for partial quotation ___

7 Correct spelling: ie/ei Use of exclamation point to show strong emotion Use of they or you without a clear antecedent Day 4 Imagine what the King said when he recieved the Declaration of Independence. In the document, they make many treasonous charges.

8 Day 4 Imagine what the King said when he received the Declaration of Independence! Correct spelling: ie/ei Use of exclamation point to show strong emotion they make The document makes many treasonous charges. Use of they or you without a clear antecedent _______

9 Use of commas with a split quotation Correct capitalization with a split quotation Correct pronoun case Day 5 “And for the support of this declaration” Jefferson concluded “We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” After reading the Declaration of Independence, us students were very moved by the colonists’ bravery.

10 Day 5 “And for the support of this declaration,” Jefferson concluded, “we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” Use of commas with a split quotation Correct capitalization with a split quotation After reading the Declaration of Independence, we students were very moved by the colonists’ bravery. Correct pronoun case

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