Vocabulary Context Sentence Errors and Corrections

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Students are assigned to write "Sentences for Dummies" where they clearly weave the meaning of the word into the context, so people unfamiliar with the word will know its meaning. In PowerPoint the corrections are set to "fly in". Not sure how they will appear in Slideshare.

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Vocabulary Context Sentence Errors and Corrections

  1. 1. Writing “Sentences for Dummies”<br />Student Samples of Vocabulary Sentence Errors and Corrections<br />
  2. 2. Mr. Gibbs is a dummy when it comes to reading vocabulary sentences.<br />
  3. 3. NC = No Context<br />A lot of people that don’t have jobs resort to venal behavior and cheat and bribe to find work.<br />My father tries to stultify the family and make us look stupid whenever we fight.<br />
  4. 4. NC = No Context<br />I always forgive my friends when we argue over unimportant, venial issues.<br />I was contrite and humbled by guilt after my friend and I had an argument.<br />
  5. 5. NC = No Context<br />After the prisoner when to church, he decided to stop being recalcitrant and start cooperating.<br />My mom and I like to stultify my brothers and sisters and make them look stupid.<br />
  6. 6. VC = Vague Context<br />The boy wasn’t contrite when he was sent to the office. He was not sorry for his bad behavior.<br />It is mean to stultify people in public and make them appear stupid.<br />
  7. 7. VC = Vague Context<br />We had to quickly mollify the man and calm him down before a fight broke out.<br />I had to admonish the people when they tried to coerce me into taking drugs. I had to scold them mildly, but seriously.<br />I tried to stultify the person who stultified me. He made me look dumb, so I made him look dumb.<br />
  8. 8. VC = Vague Context<br />Social outcasts forced to live the life of a pariah often become lone wolves.<br />It is possible to mollify the Hulk when he is mad and make him calm down.<br />
  9. 9. VC = Vague Context<br />I enjoy stultifying my brother in front of his friends. I like making him look stupid.<br />I had a moment of chagrin when I got the bad grade. My face turned red and I felt embarrassed.<br />
  10. 10. RO = Run-on<br />The teacher forgave the student for trying to copy answers from her neighbor’s paper. The teacher considered it a small, venial offense. <br />Hobos are mendicants. They ask for money.<br />
  11. 11. RO = Run-on<br />The little girl was a pariah. She didn’t have any friends after being expelled from school.<br />The teacher had intractable students. They were hard to manage.<br />
  12. 12. RO = Run-on<br />My mom asked my brother to do the dishes.He said no.Then she asked him to do chores and he said no.He was being recalcitrant.<br />
  13. 13. RO = Run-on<br />Dr. Evil is nefarious. He tried to blow up the world.<br />Homer was a dipsomaniac. He drank a six-pack every hour for three hours.<br />
  14. 14. WPOS = Wrong Part of Speech<br />In the bar were many dipsomaniacs. They were all craving alcohol.<br />People over the age of 21 can legally become dipsomaniacs and constantly want to drink alcohol.<br />
  15. 15. WPOS = Wrong Part of Speech<br />The prisoner decided to be contrite and started going to church to seek forgiveness.<br />Hades is nefarious in the way he punishes the people the come to hell after death.<br />
  16. 16. WPOS = Wrong Part of Speech<br />Billy coerced Tom into losing the game by forcing him quit.<br />Bob was mollified. He was calm in temper.<br />
  17. 17. WPOS = Wrong Part of Speech<br />Greg stultified Bob. He made Bob seem stupid.<br />Bob felt contrite and decided to repent for his sins. <br />The bully coerced the young kids to hive him their lunch money.<br />
  18. 18. PUNCT = PUNCTUATION<br />
  19. 19. MISC ERRORS<br />
  20. 20. MISC ERRORS<br />
  21. 21. A FEW CORRECT ONES<br />
  22. 22. A FEW CORRECT ONES<br />
  23. 23. A FEW CORRECT ONES<br />
  24. 24. A FEW CORRECT ONES<br />
  25. 25. A FEW CORRECT ONES<br />

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