Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ameliorate President Harry S. Truman

Directions:  students should grammatically correct the following sentence(s) below, in red. There are four missing commas and one missing colon (:)

Harry S. Truman President of the United States was involved in several important events between 1945-1953 the atomic bombing of Japan the beginning of the Cold War as well as the start of the Korean War.




Video biography

Suggested Answer:
Harry S. Truman, President of the United States, was involved in several important events between 1945-1953: the atomic bombing of Japan, the beginning of the Cold War, as well as the start of the Korean War.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ameliorate Iwo Jima

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences, below; there are two sentences and one missing comma and several proper nouns that need to be ameliorated.

The Battle of iwo jima lasted five weeks in 1945 and was a major battle during World War II of the 21,000 Japanese soldiers at the beginning of the battle only 216 were taken prisoner.



Ballad of Ira Hayes with lyrics
short video
Suggested Correction:
The Battle of Iwo Jima lasted five weeks in 1945 and was a major battle during World War II. Of the 21,000 Japanese soldiers at the beginning of the battle, only 216 were taken prisoner.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Ameliorate Huey Long

There are two sentences, three missing commas, and one missing apostrophe.

Huey Long 1893 – 1935 was an American politician who served as Louisianas governor and was a member of the U.S. Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935 a Democrat and an outspoken left-wing populist Long denounced the wealthy elites and the banks.

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Suggested Correction: 

Huey Long, 1893 – 1935, was an American politician who served as Louisiana's governor and was a member of the U.S. Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. A Democrat and an outspoken left-wing populist, Long denounced the wealthy elites and the banks.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ameliorate the Yalta Conference

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentence(s), in red. There are four missing commas and a missing colon (:). 

The Yalta Conference which  happened during World War II was an important meeting of the Big Three Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin leaders of the most powerful nations of the Allied Powers.


Suggested Correction:

The Yalta Conference, which  happened during World War II, was an important meeting of the Big Three: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin, leaders of the most powerful nations of the Allied Powers.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ameliorate Vladimir Lenin


Directions: grammatically correct the three sentences below, in red: there are 3 missing commas, one missing period, one missing semicolon.

Vladimir Lenin was a russian revolutionary politician and political theorist he served as the leader of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 following Lenin Josef Stalin ruled the Soviet Union until his death in 1953.  



short biography 
Suggested Answer: 
Vladimir Lenin was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the leader of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924; following Lenin, Josef Stalin ruled the Soviet Union until his death in 1953.  






Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ameliorate Versailles Treaty


Directions: grammatically improve the sentence below, in red. There are two missing commas, as well as proper nouns needing improvement.

the paris peace conference opened on January 18 1919 with the goal of developing a treaty that would punish germany.
video: start at 1:25

The Paris Peace Conference opened on January 18, 1919, with the goal of developing a treaty that would punish Germany

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Numbers and Numerals: Cardinal, Ordinal, and Roman

Directions: there are ten (10) missing commas in the two sentences below, in red. Also, there is a missing period separating the two sentences: make the appropriate corrections.

A Cardinal Number is a number that says how many of something there are such as one two three four five An Ordinal Number is a number that tells the position of something in a list, such as 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th  etc.
Video image: Roman Numerals 
Suggested answer: 
A Cardinal Number is a number that says how many of something there are, such as one, two, three, four, five. An Ordinal Number is a number that tells the position of something in a list, such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,  etc.