Fire is entrancing, but one should be careful with it.
(one means everyone here)
He has frequently defaced public property and went to jail
gone to jail
The desire of our students to succeed and the guiding purpose of our teacher's union sometime seem at odds.
subjects in the pattern X and Y are always plural!!!
Several new species were added to a list of endangered animals.
species can be singular or plural. But the word "several" tells us it is plural in this sentence.
The Philippines offer an unparalleld vacation experience.
country names are singular!
The doctor told me I had had a heart attack.
The speaker had had a heart attack before the doctor told him/her about it.
You can test had had by substituting another verb: had suffered.
I am going to the store to get: sardines, tomato sauce, and olive oil.
"I am going to the store to get" is not able to stand alone as a complete sentence.
It can be fixed by simply removing the colon!
Please do it timely
timely is an adj. !
should say: please do it in a timely way.
The performer danced lively, delighting the children.
[wrong] lively is an adj. not an adv. And there is no word as "livelily" so the phase should be " danced in a lively manner" or "danced spiritedly"
The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to Whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale Which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.
A. Include the animal known as The killer whale which can grow to be 30 feet long and is
C. Include the animal known as the killer whale growing up to 30 feet long and being
A is correct.
Being is always a red flag in GMAT
The root systems of most flowering perennials become too crowed, which results in loss of vigor...
Should be: resulting in loss of vigor
Which has to refer to a noun!
Architects and stonemasons, the Maya built huge palace and Temple clusters without the benefit of animal transport or the wheel.
(Correct) Architects and stonemasons = the Maya ( the modifier describes the right noun)
The extra expenses were eliminated and reduced.
Wrong. Should be: the extra expenses were eliminated or reduced
I pronounce "tomato" one way, you pronounce it a completely different way.
1). I pronounce ..., while you pronounce it....
2) I pronounce...; you pronounce it...
"comma splice run-on sentence are always wrong!!"
Full of one million tons of trash, the mayor suggested that a new landfill be built.
What's full of trash= mayor!
should be: Full of ...trash, the landfill was cited by the mayor as sorely in need of expansion.
Stuyvesant's math team beat Bronx Science.
1. Stuyvesant's math team beat Bronx Science's math team.
2. Stuyvesant's math team beat Bronx Science's
3. Stuyvesant's math team beat that of Bronx Science.
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