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Error Correction #1 (permalink) Wed Mar 07, 2012 23:58 pm   Error Correction
 

Here is a text with grammatical mistakes. There are some given options. I put my answers under each option. I appreciate your help.

Visitors to our country treat us as we are unintelligent because we are underdeveloped. Especially if we express opinions they do not agree with. They must learn that people from countries who's economies are lessly developed are not necessarily less intelligent. Our economies will change over time. Especially if the visitors' country's stopping unfair trade practices.

**Sentence 2 of the passage… Choose one answer.
a. contains a sentence fragment.
b. changes point of view from “we” to “he”.
c. incorrectly uses the subject form of the pronoun “they” instead of the object form.
d. ends with a prepositional adjective “agree with”.
I choose d. Do you agree with me?

*** Sentence 3 of the passage… Choose one answer.
a. contains one error.
b. contains two errors.
c. contains three errors.
d. contains no errors.
I think the answer is b. who's should be whose, lessly should be less. I appreciate any help.

Sentence 4 of the passage… Choose one answer.
a. contains one error.
b. contains two errors.
c. contains three errors.
d. contains no errors.
I chose d. I didn't see any mistakes. What do you think?
Sentence 5 of the passage…Choose one answer.
a. contains one error.
b. contains two errors.
c. contains three errors.
d. contains no errors.
I chose b. country's should be written countries, stopping should be stop. Agree?

Thank you in advance.
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Error Correction #2 (permalink) Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:09 am   Error Correction
 

Hi, Marymallory.
(2) I would choose (a). I think sentence 2 should be linked with sentence 1.
(3) I agree.
(4) I agree.
(5) I think 5 is again a sentence fragment. Honestly, it does not make any sense to me (apart from "unfair trade practices).
Let's wait for natives, though.
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Error Correction #3 (permalink) Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:51 am   Error Correction
 

Hi, Walt Whitman
Thank you for taking the time and reply. I think you are right about number 2. I am so grateful. I hope one of the natives can help with number 5.
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Error Correction #4 (permalink) Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:03 am   Error Correction
 

The only way I can make sense of sentence 5 is like this:
Especially if the visitors' country is stopping unfair trade practices.
so the error would be 'country's' as a contraction is used where it shouldn't be.
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Error Correction #5 (permalink) Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:08 am   Error Correction
 

If the "visitors' country's stopping" is an abbreviation of "visitors' country is stopping", then it makes sense although it is also a fragment.
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Error Correction #6 (permalink) Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:10 am   Error Correction
 

Wow! Now it makes sense to me! Thank you people. You are the best!
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