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January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Grammar
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Day 1 The poem “Ex Basketball Player” was written by John Updike

An athlete who missed their chance for success often appears in Updike’s work

Use of hyphen with the prefix exUse of active voice to improve style Pronoun agreement with antecedent

Day 1 John Updike wrote the poem “Ex-Basketball Player.” Use of hyphen with the prefix exUse of active voice to improve style Athletes who missed their chance for success often appear in Updike’s work. Pronoun agreement with antecedent

Day 2 “Ex-Basketball Player is a poem, and it tells about a former athlete, and the athlete’s name is Flick Webb.

His life as a star player is over. Flick now works at a place where they fix cars.

Revision of stringy sentence Use of specific noun to improve style Use of absolute phrase to combine sentences Inclusion of closing quotation marks

Day 2 The poem “Ex-Basketball Player” tells about a former athlete named Flick Webb.

Revision of stringy sentence Inclusion of closing quotation marks His life as a start player over, Flick now works at a garage.

Use of absolute phrase to combine sentences Use of specific noun to improve style

Day 3 At the time in which he was a basketball player, Flick had used his skillful hands for dribbling.

He now merely uses his hands for unskilled labor.

Correction of misplaced modifier Verb tense compatibility Revision of wordy sentence

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At the time in which had When he was a basketball player, Flick used his skillful hands for dribbling. Revision of wordy sentence Verb tense compatibility He now uses his hands merely for unskilled labor.

Correction of misplaced modifier

Day 4 I felt badly when I read the poem about Flick Webb.

The poem really made me realize how easy it is for people to loose sight of their dreams.

Use of predicate adjective after linking verb Correction of commonly confused words Elimination of overused adverb

Day 4 I felt bad when I read the poem about Flick Webb. Use of predicate adjective after linking verb ______

really The poem made me realize how easy it is for people to lose sight of their dreams. Elimination of overused adverb Correction of commonly confused words

Day 5 Tanya said she “liked Updike’s use of colloquial language.”

She cited a example of a colloquial phrase, reading the poem. Correct indefinite article Elimination of quotation marks around indirect Correction of misplaced participle quotation

Day 5 Tanya said she liked Updike’s use of colloquial language. Elimination of quotation marks around indirect quotation Reading the poem, she cited an example of a colloquial phrase. Correct indefinite article Correction of misplace participle

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