Thursday, May 3, 2018

Manhattan Project

Grammatically correct the sentence below, in red.There are two missing commas and a missing period.

The Manhattan Project a research and development undertaking during World War II produced the first nuclear weapons Its leaders included J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Groves.



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Suggested Answer:
The Manhattan Project, a research and development undertaking during World War II, produced the first nuclear weapons. Its leaders included J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Groves. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Operation Overlord

Missing 8 commas and one colon ( : ) and one period.

D-Day or Operation Overlord  was the Allied Invasion of the Nazi controlled area of France called Normandy On June 6 1944  Allied troops landed on five beaches Utah Gold Sword Juno and Omaha. 


Suggested Correction:
D-Day, or Operation Overlord, was the Allied Invasion of the Nazi controlled area of France called Normandy. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on five beaches: Utah, Gold, Sword, Juno, Omaha. 

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Winston Churchill in WW 2

Directions: There are two missing commas and one word that is incorrectly used.

Widely considered one of the most significant figures of World War II Winston Churchill remains popular in the United Kingdom and West where he is scene as a victorious wartime leader who played an important role in defending democracy from the spread of fascism.


Suggested Correction: 
Widely considered one of the most significant figures of World War II, Winston Churchill remains popular in the United Kingdom and West, where he is seen as a victorious wartime leader who played an important role in defending democracy from the spread of fascism.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Ameliorate William Randolph Hearst

Directions: correct the two sentences below. There are four missing commas, a missing period, and one missing apostrophe.

William Randolph Hearst an American businessman politician and newspaper publisher influenced the nations popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories this was known as Yellow Journalism.


Suggested Answer: 
William Randolph Hearst, an American businessman, politician, and newspaper publisher,  influenced the nation's popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. This was known as Yellow Journalism.

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Ameliorate Jose Marti

Directions: improve the three sentences below, in red. There are two missing commas and several capitalization errors.

Between 1868 and 1878 cubans fought there first war four independence from Spain in 1895 Cubans began a second war for independence the rebellion was led by Jose Marti.



Suggested Answer:
Between 1868 and 1878, Cubans fought their first war for independence from Spain. In 1895, Cubans began a second war for independence. The rebellion was led by Jose Marti.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ameliorate The Biltmore Estates


Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red. Be on the lookout for a missing comma and a slew of words that need to be capitalized.
The grandson of famed industrialist and philanthropist cornelius vanderbilt george Vanderbilt used his inherited wealth to construct a french style home in North Carolina.




Answer:
The grandson of famed industrialist and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt, George Vanderbilt used his inherited wealth to construct a French style home in North Carolina.

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Upstairs at the Biltmore House

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ameliorate Carnegie: Steel Magnate

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below. There are two missing commas and a few words that need to be capitalized.

Andrew Carnegie born in Scotland was best known for being a leader in the steel industry during the gilded age.



Correction: 
Andrew Carnegie, born in Scotland, was best known for being a leader in the steel industry during the Gilded Age.

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