WEEK 9 – SAT Prep Homework:

YOU’VE SURVIVED 9 WEEKS!!!

-Read CPG pages 196 – 209

-Go over Acronyms on page 58 of the CPG Workbook

-OSSG – Pages 956 – 957

-CHECK OUT THE LINKS ON THE SIDE!!!!!!!!!  THESE WILL HELP YOU!!!!

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Reminders of important examples to remember from class:

 

–  What should you cross out and circle to make the answer more obvious?  Cross out prepositional phrase and circle the subject and verb   (SEE LIST OF PREPOSITIONS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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COMMON ERRORS:

1.  What should you look for first? – Do Subject and Verb Agree

2.  What should you lightly cross out?  Prepositional Phrase

3.  If Subject and Verb agree – what should you look for?  Objective and Subjective Case Pronouns – Know what is giving action (subjective)  and what is receiving action (objective)

4.  Tense – If it starts in Present, Past or Future – it needs to stay in that one particular tense

5.  Awkward sentence

6.  Idiom  – Make sure prepositions sound correct

IDIOM EXAMPLES:

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush: 
Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

A Blessing In Disguise: 
Something good that isn’t recognized at first.

A Chip On Your Shoulder: 
Being upset for something that happened in the past.

A Dime A Dozen: 
Anything that is common and easy to get.

A Doubting Thomas: 
A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.

A Drop in the Bucket: 
A very small part of something big or whole.

A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted: 

 

7.  Diction – make sure words are used correctly

Examples:  (Enunciate incorrect)

Example of improper diction:
I’ve tried a lot of skis, and I like these kind best.

I’ve tried a lot of skis, and I like this kind best.
It’s only ten miles further.

It’s only ten miles farther.

Write this one on the board:

There behavior was aggravating.
Their behavior was aggravating.
VERBAL EXAMPLES:

Wif=with
Fo real =for real
sumpin=something
sammich =sandwich
git=get

My all time favorite:

Axed – Asked

8.  Wrong or faulty Comparison

9.   Omitted words – Sometimes keywords are missing

10. Verbs with “ing” – can create fragments

Ex.  Feeling exhausted from all the SAT studying.

Going to take the test with friends.

11. Double negatives – I can’t never finish this test.

Should read – I will never finish this test.

12.  Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement:

  • Example:  Wrong: The dogs tugged on its leash.
  • Correct: The dogs tugged on their leashes.
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  • Wrong: Everyone has their own locker.
  • Correct:  Everyone has his or her own locker.
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  • Wrong:  A person can padlock their locker.
  • Correct:  A person can padlock his or her locker.
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13.  Switching persons EX. – If first person – shouldn’t switch to 2nd or 3rd person.

EXAMPLES:  ·  Anna and Pat are married and he has been married for 20 years. Anna and Pat are plural, and he is singular.

HOW SHOULD IT READ:

Anna and Pat are married and they have been married for 20 years.

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  • Everyone forgot their notebook. Everyone is singular

HOW SHOULD IT READ:

Everyone forgot his or her notebook.

14.  If you have the phrase “But…Also” it must be followed by:  “Not… Only”

15.  Logically parallel:

– EX.  Bill likes swimming, fishing and to go hike.  Correct:  Bill likes swimming, fishing and hiking.

16.  Example of Misplaced Modifier:

Incorrect:

On her way home, Jan found a gold man’s watch.

Correct:

On her way home, Jan found a man’s gold watch.

17.  EXAMPLE OF DANGLING MODIFIER:

I was late for the school bus again. Running for the bus, my book fell in the mud.
(Was the book running for the school bus? It’s the only nearby noun beside mud.)

Deciding to join the navy, the recruiter enthusiastically pumped Joe’s hand.
(Was the recruiter deciding to join the navy? The only other option is Joe’s hand.)

Upon entering the doctor’s office, a skeleton caught my attention.
(Was the skeleton entering the doctor’s office? The only other option is my attention.)

 

PREPOSITIONS:

 

  • aboard
  • about
  • above
  • across
  • after
  • against
  • along
  • amid
  • among
  • anti
  • around
  • as
  • at
  • before
  • behind
  • below
  • beneath
  • beside
  • besides
  • between
  • beyond
  • but
  • by
  • concerning
  • considering
  • despite
  • down
  • during
  • except
  • excepting
  • excluding
  • following
  • for
  • from
  • in
  • inside
  • into
  • like
  • minus
  • near
  • of
  • off
  • on
  • onto
  • opposite
  • outside
  • over
  • past
  • per
  • plus
  • regarding
  • round
  • save
  • since
  • than
  • through
  • to
  • toward
  • towards
  • under
  • underneath
  • unlike
  • until
  • up
  • upon
  • versus
  • via
  • with
  • within
  • without
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