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Directions: Correct the following sentences (if necessary) and give reasons for your corrections.Question 1:
He is doing his best to propitiate his master, whom he fears may be seriously offended by what has happened.
The Board was united in their support of the company’s legal actions and appeals.
The poems which he occasionally deigned to regale the fashionable world were invariably bad—stereotyped, bombastic, and even ludicrous.
The volunteer worker is a retired school teacher who is extremely concerned of the appallingly low rate of adult literacy in her community.
The reviewers agree that this is one of the most interesting novels that has recently been issued.
Unlike the children of a century ago, compulsory education today caters for every child up to the age of fifteen.
Our next-door neighbours are extremely noisy, but even more so are they quarrelsome.
No sooner had he arrived, when he was taken straight up to the stranger.
The new committee arranged everything as it was before, except the weekly meetings were discontinued.
The recent heat-wave was certainly hotter, or at any rate equal to, any we have experienced in the last ten years.
He was very disciplined in all his actions, such as in the case of never being late for an appointment.
It would be fair to say that William’s work, if you exclude one failed attempt at light comedy, is darkly tragic, even when the textual surface is briefly lightened with verbal wit.
I shall now use an example which I hope you will know what it means.
Between you and I, I must confess the whole arrangement worries me.
Neither the players nor the trainer were in the locker room when the thief broke in.
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