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Day 1 Elimination of redundancy Use of quotation marks to show a writer’s exact words Use of comma with coordinating conjunction Correction of vague pronoun.

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1 Day 1 Elimination of redundancy Use of quotation marks to show a writer’s exact words Use of comma with coordinating conjunction Correction of vague pronoun reference Correction of sentence fragment Writing of William Shakespeare ( ) Ben Johnson once wrote, He was not of an age, but for all time! The words were prophetic for he is still performed throughout the world. The most beloved English poet of all.

2 Day 1 Of William Shakespeare ( ) Ben Johnson once wrote, “He was not of an age, but for all time!” Elimination of redundancy Use of quotation marks to show a writer’s exact words The words were prophetic, for Shakespeare’s plays are still performed throughout the world. He remains the most beloved English poet. Use of comma with coordinating conjunction Correction of vague pronoun reference Correction of sentence fragment

3 Day 2 Correct indefinite article Subject and verb agreement Correct case of relative pronoun Revision of sentence ending with preposition Scholars have long debated the identities of the young nobleman and lady who Shakespeare dedicated his 154 sonnets to. Among English authors in the 1500’s, a autobiographical sequence of sonnets were a fashionable literary form.

4 Day 2 Among English authors in the 1500’s, an autobiographical sequence of sonnets was a fashionable literary form. Correct indefinite article Subject and verb agreement Scholars have long debated the identities of the young nobleman and lady to whom Shakespeare dedicated his 154 sonnets. Correct case of relative pronoun Revision of sentence ending with preposition

5 Day 3 Spelling out numbers through one hundred Use of commas to set off an appositive Revision of wordy sentence What these sonnets usually do is present a problem in the quatrains and offer a solution in the couplet. A Shakespearean sonnet, 14 lines in iambic pentameter consists of 3 quatrains and a rhyming couplet.

6 Day 3 A Shakespearean sonnet, fourteen lines in iambic pentameter, consists of three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. Spelling out numbers through one hundred Use of commas to set off an appositive What...do These sonnets usually present a problem in the quatrains and offer a solution in the couplet. Revision of wordy sentence ____________

7 Day 4 Elimination of double negative Correction of unclear pronoun reference Elimination of faulty parallel structure Correct superlative form of adjective The destructive effects of time, the quickness of physical decay, and losing love are the commonest themes. Shakespeare’s sonnets don’t have no titles, so they refer to them by their first line or by the number assigned to them.

8 Day 4 Shakespeare’s sonnets have no titles, so readers refer to them by their first line or by the number assigned to them. Elimination of double negative Correction of unclear pronoun reference The destructive effects of time, the quickness of physical decay, and the loss of love are the most common themes. Elimination of faulty parallel structure Correct superlative form of adjective

9 Day 5 Correction of commonly misspelled word Use of comma after introductory subordinate clause Use of colon to introduce a clarifying idea Use of specific noun to improve style Use of underlining or italics with title of play Although the playright wrote the sonnets over a period of several years in the late 1590’s they were published in One thing is sure, these sonnets are clearly from the same man who produced Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet.

10 Day 5 Although the playwright wrote the sonnets over a period of several years in the late 1590’s, they were published in Correction of commonly misspelled word Use of comma after introductory subordinate clause One thing is sure: these sonnets are clearly from the same genius who produced Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. Use of colon to introduce a clarifying idea Use of specific noun to improve style Use of underlining or italics with title of play


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