Comprehensive Grammar

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Appendix W

Comprehensive Grammar
Read the following sentences, and focus on the grammar area specified in the left column. Then, complete Appendix V by entering the correct sentence choice (a or b) for each number as well as an explanation of why you made that choice.

Subject-verb agreement| 1a. Did you know a famous animal-rights activist has criticized horseracing because of the dangers involved?1b. Did you know a famous animal-rights activist have criticized horseracing because of the dangers involved?| Subject-verbagreement| 2a. Peer editing academic papers require critical-thinking skills and diplomacy.2b. Peer editing academic papers requires critical-thinking skills and diplomacy.| Subject-verbagreement| 3a. Vitamins that are sold in a health-food store are not regulated by the Foodand Drug Administration.3b. Vitamins that are sold in a health-food store is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.| Using regularand irregular verbs| 4a. John has become a rather good actor.4b John has became a rather good actor.| Using regularand irregular verbs| 5a. Some athletes have taken drug tests to prove they are not on steroids.5b. Some athletes have took drug tests to prove they are not on steroids.| Using regularand irregular verbs| 6a. I lay my book on the table, but now I cannot find it.6b. I laid my book on the table, but now I cannot find it.| Using thecorrect form of be and have in the present tense| 7a. I was interested in working on the presidential campaign if the opportunitystill exists.7b. I am interested in working on the presidential campaign if the opportunity still exists.| Verb formand verb tense| 8a. Since American Idol premiered on television, many talented contestants have appeared on the show.8b. Since American Idol premiered on television, many talented contestants appeared on the show.| Verb formand verb tense| 9a. The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as burial sites for their...
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