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Directions: Correct the following sentences (if necessary) and give reasons for your corrections.Question 1:
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.
Despite his opposition to most of Churchill’s domestic policies, Attlee readily consented with almost all of his rival’s military decisions during World War II.
Each one of the dogs in the show require a special kind of diet.
I maintain that by accepting this situation it will never improve.
Owing to the dollar’s tendency to rise in value when interest rates soar, it was weakened by last week’s unexpected drop in the prime rate.
Countries where no snake has ever been sighted is rare indeed.
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