Grammar and Sentences Skills Exercises

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English 3201

FACT VERSUS OPINIONS
A statement of fact expresses only what actually happened, or what could be proven by objective data.

A statement of opinion expresses an attitude toward something – it makes a judgment, view, or conclusion, or makes a statement that cannot be proven true or false.

A. WRITE O for opinion, or F for FACT. REMEMBER, if they are opinions, they can be topic sentences!!!
B. Then, turn the information in the FACT items into opinions.

_____1.There are only 4,000 to 6,000 of the northern spotted owl birds left in the USA.
_____2. If we aren't careful with our resources, we could upset the balance of our beautiful blue planet.
_____3 Seven million acres of forest in the USA were declared off limits to the timber industry in 1990.
_____4 Puerto Rico is part of the Greater Antilles Archipelago.
_____5. There are various advantages of getting a job after you finish college.
_____6. The Game of Thrones HBO series is based on the George R. R. Martin’s cycle of fantasy novels.
_____ 7. Walking on the beach at sunset calms me down after a stressful day at work.
_____ 8. Making your own clothes requires great patience, as well as skill.
_____9. Selecting the right car for an adolescent is not an easy job.
_____10. U.S. troops raided an insurgent facility in northern Iraq last Tuesday.
_____11. K-Mart will hold a back to school sale during the last week of July.
_____12. The old car that Ron bought from his neighbor turned out to be a real lemon.
_____13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a fairy tale.
_____14. Cabinet members in P.R. should accept salary cuts.
_____15. The IVU tax was really unnecessary.
_____16. Finding the right place to study was my most difficult problem at college.
_____17. The switch from guerrilla warfare to chemical warfare is cruel and unethical.
_____18. If you are eighteen, a whole field of cultural geography is waiting for you.
_____19. Puerto Rico cannot be compared to a state.
_____20. Andre Benjamin went from rapping to skating in the movie Four Brothers.
_____21. Maintaining a car nowadays can be very expensive.
_____22.The Japanese diet is perhaps the healthiest diet in the world.
_____23. The Governor’s Cabinet faced two major problems.
_____24.The writing of a research paper is an incredibly detailed process.
_____25. Being an only child is not as bad as people think.
_____26. An Olympic champion has five distinctive characteristics.
_____27. That politician’s unethical financial dealings will have a negative impact in his campaign.
____ 28. The training of Japanese policemen is quite different from American police training.
_____29. Rewarding children with candy or desserts is an unfortunate habit of many parents.
_____30. A childhood hobby often develops into a rewarding career.

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