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Language Workshop Mr. Michael Poore Student Teaching Seminar 01/11/11 11:00 a.m.
Disclaimer! I know u r attempted to think this stuff doesn’t apply 2 u. B4 u quit listening 2 me, please c this presentation thru. Give the workshop a chance to make ¢, and I will try 2 provide a gr8 application of its content. K?
Count the F’s in the sentence below Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.
Easy? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, and a wise man and wise guy are opposites? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, and quite a lot and quite a few are alike? How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another?
Worth trying harder? I am forwarding my marriage certificate and six children. I had seven, but one died, which was baptized on a half sheet of paper. Mrs. Jones has not had any clothes for a year and has been visited regularly by the clergy.
I want my money as quick as I can get it. I’ve been in bed with the doctor for two weeks and he doesn’t do any good. If things don’t improve, I will have to send for another doctor.
Say what you mean! My husband got his project cut off two weeks ago, and I haven’t had any relief since.
WRONG During our first class meeting, I will give you a list of books from which to choose, your assignment will be to …
Right During our first class meeting, I will give you a list of books from which to choose; your assignment will be to…
WRONG Hey Miss Staci I just wanted…
Right Hey, Miss Staci, I just wanted…
WRONG If you could email me my second placement as well. But if I have to go back and forth the 13th and 14th thats what I have to do.
Right If you could, email me my second placement as well. However, if I have to go back and forth the 13 th and 14 th, that’s what I have to do.
WRONG good deal. thanks for letting me know.
Right Good deal. Thanks for letting me know.
WRONG Mr. Poore, I am sorry that I did not email you sooner, I was not in Class on Wednesday. I was feeling pretty rough. I did notify … though so that she know I was not going to be there. If there is anything that I should do to make up for not beeing there plesae let me know! Thank You,
Right Mr. Poore, I am sorry that I did not email you sooner; I was not in class on Wednesday. I was feeling pretty rough. I did notify … so that she knew I was not going to be there. If there is anything that I should do to make up for not being there, please let me know.
WRONG During Mrs. Edwards’ speech, she informed the class on how a persons reputation follows them everywhere particularly in the educational field. She spoke significantly on the topic of background checks, and how the slightest incident can ruin a persons future.
Right During Mrs. Edwards’ speech, she informed the class on how a person’s reputation follows him/her everywhere particularly in the educational field. She spoke significantly on the topic of background checks and how the slightest incident can ruin a person’s future.
WRONG …before getting her masters. I’m having trouble with Blackboard so I don’t see how I would be able to handle online courses.
Right …before getting her Master’s. I’m having trouble with Blackboard; therefore, I don’t see how I would be able to handle online courses.
WRONG No sir I won't be in Martin until Sunday, but I could make it there by Saturday if I could meet with you sometime on Saturday?
Right No, sir, I won't be in Martin until Sunday, but I could make it there by Saturday if I could meet with you sometime on Saturday.
WRONG If I was in the program, that would be the same day.
Right If I were in the program, that would be the same day.
WRONG She explained how activities can pull us away from activities. …speaker that I could identify with. From her talk, I realized…
Right She explained how activities can pull us away from preparing for class. …speaker with whom I could identify. From her talk I realized…
WRONG I think in many way they are good,… I think Mrs. Edwards’ talk went well.
Right In many ways they are good, … Mrs. Edwards’ talk went well.
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Other Pet Peeves Continue on Separate out Two twins Widow woman I have/haven’t took I seen/I done Here is/There is Fewer/less
Quotation Marks –.”,” –?” »”? »!” –”! ”: –”;
“”Examples “” He asked, “What about the schedule conflicts?” Did he say, “Don’t worry about the schedule”? Robin exclaimed, “Holy shatner, Batman!” I am sick and tired of his answer to everything being “I don't know”! Does “always” really mean “always”? Yes, “always” really does mean “always.”
A Real Example The Romulus wireless network has been replaced by “SkyNet for Guests”. … If you need assistance creating an account or connecting to “SkyNet for Guests”, please contact the Help Desk. …When trying to connect to “SkyNet for Guests”, you will initially be prompted to enter the WPA2 password. Once they’re connected, they should open a web browser and see the same captive portal page that was formerly used by Romulus. After logging into the captive portal page, guests will have web access. If a Guest needs assistance connecting, please contact the Help Desk.
Stuff! Not only, but also A lot A bunch A great deal So You Justify (for me) Indefinite pronouns