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Capitalization of first word of a sentence no one is sure when or how the first people arrived in what is now called the United States They may have arrived.

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1 Capitalization of first word of a sentence no one is sure when or how the first people arrived in what is now called the United States They may have arrived as recently as years ago or as long ago as years. Use of end punctuation: period Use of comma in large numbers expressed in numerals Group 1

2 No one is sure when or how the first people arrived in what is now called the United States. Capitalization of first word of a sentence Use of end punctuation: period They may have arrived as recently as 12,000 years ago or as long ago as 70,000 years. Use of comma in large numbers expressed in numerals Group 1

3 Group 2 Correction of commonly confused words Native Americans have been in North America thirty times longer then europeans have been on the continent. Actually colonists did not arrive in North America until the late 1500's. Capitalization of proper noun Use of comma after introductory word

4 Group 2 Native Americans have been in North America thirty times longer than Europeans have been on the continent. Correction of commonly confused words Capitalization of proper noun Actually, colonists did not arrive in North America until the late 1500's. Use of comma after introductory word

5 Group 3 Use of apostrophe to show possession The Plains peoples solutions to such basic human needs as food shelter and clothing revealed that they were resourceful and clever. They must of been very skilled because their tipis and earth lodges were well constructed. Use of commas in a series Correct use of helping verb with past participle

6 Group 3 The Plains people’s solutions to such basic human needs as food, shelter, and clothing revealed that they were resourceful and clever. Use of apostrophe to show possession Use of commas in a series They must have been very skilled because their tipis and earth lodges were well constructed. Correct use of helping verb with past participle

7 Group 4 Children of the Plains people were so used to the harsh weather that they spent hardly no time indoors even on very cold winter days. Frontiersman Jacob Fowler described Cheyenne children playing on the Arkansas River in 1821 in this way The weather is now cold, the river frozen up, the ice a great thickness, and the Indian children are able to play freely. Use of dash to emphasize additional information Use of colon before a long or formal quotation Elimination of a double negative

8 Children of the Plains people were so used to the harsh weather that they spent hardly any time indoors--even on very cold winter days. Elimination of double negative Use of dash to emphasize additional information Frontiersman Jacob Fowler described Cheyenne children playing on the Arkansas River in 1821in this way: The weather is now cold, the river frozen up, the ice a great thickness, and the Indian children are able to play freely. Use of colon before a long or formal quotation Group 4

9 Spelling out numbers through one hundred Elimination of but at the beginning of a sentence Capitalization of name of geographic area Native Americans, who lived in the west, very much enjoyed such sports as horse racing archery and wrestling. But their favorite sport was lacrosse. During an average game, 70 to 80 barefoot players used webbed sticks to field wooden or deerskin balls across huge fields. Group 5 Elimination of commas with a restrictive clause Use of commas in series

10 ,, Native Americans who lived in the West very much enjoyed such sports as horse racing, archery, and wrestling, but their favorite sport was lacrosse. Capitalization of name of geographic area Elimination of commas with restrictive clause Use of commas in series Elimination of but at the beginning of a sentence During an average game, seventy to eighty barefoot players used webbed sticks to field wooden or deerskin balls across huge fields. Spelling out numbers through one hundred Group 5 _ _

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