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  • 1. Proofreading Symbols
    By: Roy Z. Gonzalez Torres
    University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla
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  • 2. New Paragraph
    C
    C Many Children have ^lived in the White House.
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  • 3. Capital Letter
    Theodore roosevelt’s family may have been the most spirited bunch
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  • 4. Lowercase letter
    His son, Quentin, once snuck a Pony inside.
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  • 5. Insert
    ^
    Why did Quentin do that ^He wanted to cheer up his brother^
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  • 6. Delete (take out)
    Theodore Roosevelt he had six kids.
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  • 7. Add a period
    Archie and Quentin were the youngest
    .
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  • 8. Add an apostrophe
    ,
    Alice and Theodore Rooseveltsoldest child.
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  • 9. Add a comma
    ^
    ,
    Some people thought Alice was too wild ^ and they criticized Roosevelt.
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  • 10. Add quotation marks
    V V


    V
    He responded, I can be president or I can supervise Alice. Nobody could do both.
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  • 11. Transpose (reverse)
    The Rooesvelt kids had fun in the White House.
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  • 12. move
    [
    They slid [ on silver trays down the stairs .
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  • 13. Stet (leave as it is)
    They walked through the hallways on stilts.
    ……………………
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  • 14. Insert space
    #
    The president evenplayed sometimes.
    #
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  • 15. Close up space
    He liked Hide-and-Seek and pillow fights!
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