Problem Analyses

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Problem Analyses 103-136

Examples 103
Incorrect: The choice is between a vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream cone.
Correct : The choice is among a vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream cone.

Incorrect: Rick and his wife can usually solve their problems among them.
Correct : Rick and his wife can usually solve their problems between them.

Incorrect: Profits are divided between the stockholders of the corporation.
Correct : Profits are divided among the stockholders of the corporation.

Incorrect: The votes were evenly divided among the Democratic candidate and
the Republican Candidate.
Correct : The votes were evenly divided between the Democratic candidate and the Republican Candidate.

Incorrect: The property was divided equally among his son and daughter.
Correct : The property was divided equally between his son and daughter.

Examples 104
Incorrect: Cliff can live on Yellowstone National Park because he is
a park ranger.
Correct : Cliff can live in Yellowstone National Park because he is a park ranger.

Incorrect: Is domino’s Pizza in Tenth Street?
Correct : Is domino’s Pizza __ Tenth Street?

Incorrect: The apartments at the Hudson River are more expensive than the ones across the street.
Correct : The apartments __ the Hudson River are more expensive than the ones across the street.

Incorrect: We are going to stay overnight on Chicago.
Correct : We are going to stay overnight __ Chicago.

Incorrect: Let’s take our vacation in the coast instead of in the mountains.
Correct : Let’s take our vacation __ the coast instead of in the mountains.

Examples 105
Incorrect: I would rather take classes on the afternoon.
Correct : I would rather take classes in the afternoon.

Incorrect: Gloria has a part-time job in the night.
Correct : Gloria has a part-time job __ night.

Incorrect: The rainy season begins on July.
Correct : The rainy season begins __ July.

Incorrect: The graduation is in May 20.
Correct : The graduation is __ May 20.

Incorrect: We came to the United States on 1997.
Correct. : We came to the United States __ 1997.

Examples 106
Incorrect: Beside Marge, three couples are invited.
Correct : Besides Marge, three couples are invited.

Incorrect: Beside Domino’s, four other pizza places deliver.
Correct : ______ Domino’s, four other pizza places deliver.

Incorrect: To lead a well-balanced life, you need to have other
interests beside studying.
Correct : To lead a well-balanced life, you need to have other
interests ______ studying.

Incorrect: Beside taxi service, there isn’t any public transportation
in town.
Correct : _______ taxi service, there isn’t any public transportation in town.

Incorrect: Janice has lots of friends beside her roommate.
Correct : Janice has lots of friends _______ her roommate.

Examples 107
Incorrect: You can put everything but for those silk blouses in the washer.
Correct : You can put everything _____ those silk blouses in the washer.
or
You can put everything _____ those silk blouses in the washer.

Incorrect: Everyone except to Larry wants sugar in the tea.
Correct : Everyone _____ Larry wants sugar in the tea.
or
Everyone _____ Larry wants sugar in the tea.

Incorrect: No one excepting Kathy knows very much about it.
Correct : No one _____ Kathy knows very much about it.
or
No one _____ Kathy knows very much about it.

Incorrect: The mail comes at ten o’clock every day not Saturday.
Correct : The mail comes at ten o’clock every day _____ Saturday.
or
The mail comes at ten o’clock every day _____ Saturday.

Examples 108
Incorrect: Bob’s father wanted him to be an engineer instead a geologist.
Correct : Bob’s father wanted him to be an engineer instead of a geologist. or
Bob’s father wanted him to be an engineer instead.

Incorrect: Could I have rice instead potatoes, please?
Correct : Could I have rice_________, please? or
Could I have rice_______ , please?

Incorrect: Paula’s problem is that she likes to go to the movies stead of to class.
Correct : Paula’s problem is that she likes to go to the movies ______ or
Paula’s problem is that she likes to go to the movies______.

Incorrect: We chose Terry instead from Gene as our representative.
Correct : We chose Terry _______ as our representative. or
We chose Terry_______.

Incorrect: It is important to eat well at lunchtime in place buying snacks
from vending machines.
Correct : It is important to eat well at lunchtime ______snacks
from vending machines. or
It is important to eat well at lunchtime______ .

Examples 109
Incorrect: Magazines such Time, Newsweek, and U.S.News and World
Report provide the reader with a pictorial report of the week’s
events.
Correct : Magazines ______Time, Newsweek,and U.S.News and
World Report provide the reader with a pictorial report of the week’s events.

Incorrect: Jobs as fast-food restaurants for such McDonald’s or Taco Bell
are often filled by students.
Correct : Jobs as fast-food restaurants for ______ McDonald’s or Taco Bell
are often filled by students.

Incorrect: A metal detector buzzes not only when firearms are located but also
when smaller metal objects as keys and belt buckles are found.
Correct : A metal detector buzzes not only when firearms are located but also
when smaller metal objects ______keys and belt buckles are found.

Examples 116
Incorrect: She speaks both English as well as Spanish at home.
Correct She speaks both English and Spanish at home.

Incorrect: Virginia opened and a savings account and a checking account.
Correct Virginia opened _____ a savings account _____ a checking account.

Incorrect: The weather on Sunday will be both sunny, warmer also.
Correct The weather on Sunday will be____ _____ ____ _____.

Incorrect: We can use the bike both to ride to school also go to the grocery store.
Correct We can use the bike ____ ______ to school ____ _____ to the grocery store.

Incorrect: The party will celebrate both our finishing the term as well your getting a new job.
Correct The party will celebrate ____ _________ the term ___ ___________ a new job.

Examples 117
Incorrect: Both Marry, Ellen, and Jane are going on the tour
Correct Both Marry, and Ellen as well as Jane are going on the tour

Incorrect: My fiancé is both attractive and intelligent as well considerate.
Correct My fiancé is ____ attractive ____ intelligent _________ considerate.

Incorrect: There are snacks both in the refrigerator and in the oven as well on the table.
Correct There are snacks ___ ________ ___ _______ _____ ________.

Incorrect: To reach the goal, you must plan and work as well dream
Correct To reach the goal, you must _____ ___ ____ _____ _____.

Incorrect: We will keep in touch by both writing both calling and visiting each other.
Correct We will keep in touch by ____ ________ ____ ______ _____ _______ each other.

Examples 118
Incorrect: The program provides only not theoretical classes but also practical training.
Correct The program provides only not only theoretical classes but also practical training.

Incorrect: The new models are not only less expensive but more efficient also.
Correct The new models are _______ less expensive _______ more efficient.

Incorrect: The objective is not to identify the problem but also to solve it.
Correct The objective is _______ ___________ ______ __________.

Incorrect: Not only her parents but her brothers and sisters also live in Wisconsin.
Correct _______ ___________ ______ __________ live in Wisconsin.

Incorrect: To complete his physical education credits, John took not onlyswimming also golf.
Correct To complete his physical education credits, John took_______ ___________ ______ __________.

Examples 119
Incorrect: According to the coroner, she died not of injuries sustained in the accident, only of a heart attack.
According to the coroner, she died not of injuries sustained in the accident, but of a heart attack.

Incorrect: The office that I was assigned was not large and cheerful but only small and dark.
The office that I was assigned was ___ large and cheerful ___ small and dark.

Incorrect: To judge your friends, you should not listen to what they say only observe what they do.
To judge your friends, you should ___ _____ to what they say ___ _____ what they do.

Incorrect: Jill could make herself understood if she spoke not louder but only more slowly.
Jill could make herself understood if she spoke ___ _______ ___ __________.

Incorrect: It is not the money only the principle that makes me angry.
It is ___ _______ ___ _______ that makes me angry.

Examples 120
Incorrect: We are going to the concert, and so do they.
Correct : We are going to the concert, and so are they or
We are going to the concert, and they are too or
We are going to the concert, and they are also

Incorrect: He likes to travel, and so is she
He likes to travel, and __________ or
He likes to travel, and __________ or
He likes to travel, and __________

Incorrect: I am worried about it, and also is he
I am worried about it, and __________ or
I am worried about it, and __________ or
I am worried about it, and __________

Incorrect: Mary wants to go home, and so want we
Mary wants to go home, and __________ or
Mary wants to go home, and __________ or
Mary wants to go home, and __________

Incorrect: She took pictures, and I did so
She took pictures, and __________ or
She took pictures, and __________ or
She took pictures, and __________

Examples 121
Incorrect: She hasn’t finished the assignment yet, and neither I have.
Correct : She hasn’t finished the assignment yet, and neither have I. or
She hasn’t finished the assignment yet, and I haven’t either.

Incorrect: I didn’t know the answer, and he didn’t neither.
I didn’t know the answer, and __________ .
or
I didn’t know the answer, and __________.

Incorrect: If Jane won’t go to the party, either will he.
If Jane won’t go to the party, __________.
or
If Jane won’t go to the party, __________.
Incorrect: She is not in agreement, and neither do I.
She is not in agreement, and __________.
or
She is not in agreement, and __________.

Incorrect: He won’t be here today, and either his sister will.
He won’t be here today, and __________.
or
He won’t be here today, and __________.

Examples 122
Incorrect: Many men join fraternities so they will be assured of group support.
Correct : Many men join fraternities ______ they will be assured of group support.

Incorrect: Don’t forget to register this week so you can vote in the election.
Correct : Don’t forget to register this week ______ you can vote in the election.

Incorrect: Every student needs a social security number so he can get a university identification card made.
Correct : Every student needs a social security number ______ he can get a university identification card made.

Examples 123
Incorrect: I will call you when I will return from my country.
Correct : I will call you when I return from my country.

Incorrect: Marilyn plans to work in her family’s store when she will get her M.B.A.
Correct : Marilyn plans to work in her family’s store _____ __ ______ her M.B.A.

Incorrect: He will probably buy some more computer software when he will get paid.
Correct : He will probably buy some more computer software _____ __ ______ paid.

Incorrect: She will feel a lot better when she will stop smoking.
Correct : She will feel a lot better _____ __ ______ smoking.

Incorrect: When Gary will go to State University, he will be a teaching assistant.
Correct : _____ __ ______ to State University, he will be a teaching assistant.

Examples 124
Incorrect: I didn’t understood what did he say.
Correct : I didn’t understand what he said.

Incorrect: Do you know how much do they cost?
Correct : Do you know _____ __ ______?

Incorrect: I wonder when is her birthday.
Correct : I wonder _____ __ ______.

Incorrect: Could you please tell me where is the post office?
Correct : Could you please tell me _____ __ ______?

Incorrect: Can they tell you what time does the movie start?
Correct : Can they tell you _____ __ ______?

Examples 125
Incorrect: We can leave ever when Donna is ready.
Correct : We can leave whenever Donna is ready.

Incorrect: Order any what you like.
Correct : Order any _____ __ ______.

Incorrect: The representative will vote for whom the membership supports.
Correct : The representative will vote for _____ __ ______

Examples 126
Incorrect: After only six months in the United States, Jack understood everyone perfect.
Correct : After only six months in the United States, Jack understood everyone perfectly.

Incorrect : Please do exact as your doctor says.
Correct : Please do ______ as your doctor says.

Incorrect: Broad speaking, curriculum includes all experiences which the student may have within the environment of the school.
Correct : _______ speaking, curriculum includes all experiences which the student may have within the environment of the school.

Incorrect: Passengers travel comfortable and safely in the new jumbo jets.
Correct : Passengers travel ___________ and safely in the new jumbo jets.

Examples 127
Incorrect: Helen types fastly and efficiently
Correct : Helen types fast and efficiently

Incorrect: The plane is scheduled to arrive lately because of bad weather.
Correct : The plane is scheduled to arrive ____ because of bad weather.

Incorrect: Although he tried as hardly as he could, he didn’t win the race.
Correct : Although he tried ________ he could, he didn’t win the race.

Incorrect: When students register lately for classes, they must pay an additional fee.
Correct : When students register ____ for classes, they must pay an additional fee.

Incorrect: First class mail travels as fastly as airmail now.
Correct : First class mail travels as ____ as airmail now.

Examples 128
Incorrect: Let’s have lunch sometimes.
Correct : Let’s have lunch sometime.
(no specific date in the future)

Incorrect: It is cool now, but sometime it gets very warm here.
Correct : It is cool now, but _________ it gets very warm here.
(occasionally)

Incorrect: Janet would like to travel sometimes, but right now she has to finish her degree.
Correct : Janet would like to travel _________ , but right now she has to finish her degree.
(no specific date in the future)

Incorrect: Why don’t you call me sometimes?
Correct : Why don’t you call me _________ ?
(no specific date in the future)

Incorrect: Sometime car manufactures must recall certain models because of detects in design.
Correct : __________ car manufactures must recall certain models because of detects in design.
(occasionally)

Examples 129
Incorrect: Never again they will stay in that hotel.
Correct : Never again will they stay in that hotel.

Incorrect: Only rarely an accident has occurred.
Correct : _____ _____ ___ _________ _______ .

Incorrect: Very seldom a movie can hold my attention like this one.
Correct : _________ ____ _______ _____ my attention like this one.

Examples 130
Incorrect: That once a student at State University, he is now an engineer for an American company.
Correct : Once a student at State University, he is now an engineer for an American company.

Incorrect: Once that a clerk in a grocery store, Helen is now a policewoman.
Correct : _____ ______ in a grocery store, Helen is now a policewoman.

Incorrect: That one a citizen of Ireland, he is now applying for permanent residency in Canada.
Correct : _____ ______ of Ireland, he is now applying for permanent residency in Canada.

Examples 131
Incorrect: When in Washington, D.C., they saw the Capital Building where Congress meets.
Correct : While (tourists) in Washington, D.C., they saw the Capital Building where Congress meets. or
While they were (tourists) in Washington, D.C., they saw the Capital Building where Congress meets. or
When they were (tourists) in Washington, D.C., they saw the Capital Building where Congress meets.

Incorrect: I was very homesick when a student abroad.
Correct : I was very homesick ______ _______ abroad. or
I was very homesick ______ _ ____ a student abroad. or
I was very homesick ______ _ ____ a student abroad.

Incorrect: When still a teaching assistant, he was doing important research.
Correct : ______ still ________________, he was doing important research.
or
______ ___ ____ still a teaching assistant, he was doing important research.
or
______ ___ ____ still a teaching assistant, he was doing important research.

Incorrect: According to the newspapers he accepted bribes when a high official of the government.
Correct : According to the newspapers, he accepted bribes ______ ___ ____ of the government.
or
According to the newspapers, he accepted bribes ______ ___ ____ a high official of the government.
or
According to the newspapers, he accepted bribes ______ ___ ____ a high official of the government.

Examples 132
Incorrect: We can not longer tolerate living with Terry.
Correct : We can no longer tolerate living with Terry.
Incorrect: Brad none longer works here.
Correct : Brad ________ works here.

Incorrect: Since she talked with her adviser, she is not longer interested in majoring in political
science.
Correct : Since she talked with her adviser, she is ________ interested in majoring in political
science.

Incorrect: The person you are trying to reach is no long at this telephone number.
Correct : The person you are trying to reach is ________ at this telephone number.

Incorrect: Although they used to write each other every day, they are not longer exchanging letters.
Correct : Although they used to write each other every day, they are ________ exchanging letters.

Incorrect: School starts on sixteen September this year.
Correct : School starts on the sixteenth of September this year.
or
School starts on September sixteenth this year.

Incorrect: Her birthday is second December.
Correct : Her birthday is ___ _____ _________.
or
Her birthday is _____________ .

Incorrect: Please change my reservation to the ten of November.
Correct : Please change my reservation to ___ _____ _________.
or
Please change my reservation to_____________.

Incorrect: Independence Day in the United States is the four of July.
Correct : Independence Day in the United States is ___ _____ ______.
or
Independence Day in the United States is _________.

Examples 133
Incorrect: Mary has been on a diet since three weeks.
Correct : Mary has been on a diet for three weeks.

Incorrect: She has been living here before April.
Correct : She has been living here since April.

Incorrect: We haven’t seen him since almost a year.
Correct : We haven’t seen him ___ almost a year.

Incorrect: We have known each other before 1974.
Correct : We have known each other ____ 1974.

Incorrect: He has studied English since five years.
Correct : He has studied English ___ five years.

Examples 134
Incorrect: I have an appointment on the five of June at three o’clock.
Correct : I have an appointment on the fifth of June at three o’clock.
or
I have an appointment on June fifth at three o’clock.

Incorrect: School starts on sixteen September this year.
Correct : School starts on ___ ________ __ _______ this year.
or
School starts on ______________ this year.

Incorrect: Her birthday is second December.
Correct : Her birthday is ___ ________ __ _______.
or
Her birthday is_______________ .

Incorrect: Please change my reservation to the ten of November.
Correct : Please change my reservation to ___ ________ __ _______ .
or
Please change my reservation to____________.

Incorrect: Independence Day in the United States is the four of July.
Correct : Independence Day in the United States is ___ ________ __ _______ .
or
Independence Day in the United States is ________.

Examples 135
Incorrect: I plan to move as soon as I will find another apartment.
Correct : I plan to move as soon as I find another apartment.

Incorrect: Since taxi fare from the airport may run as high to twenty dollars, I suggest that you take a
limousine.
Correct : Since taxi fare from the airport may run____________ , I suggest that you take a limousine.

Incorrect: She will call you back as soon as she will finish dinner.
Correct : She will call you back _________ she ______ dinner.

Incorrect: The cost of one day in an average hospital can run as high to $2000.
Correct : The cost of one day in an average hospital can run __________.

Incorrect: Your application will be considered as soon as your file will be complete.
Correct : Your application will be considered ________ ______ __ complete.

Examples 136
Incorrect: Wholly, we are in agreement.
Correct : As a whole, we are in agreement.
(generally)

Incorrect: The house and all of its contents was as a whole consumed by the fire.
Correct : The house and all of its contents was wholly consumed by the fire.(completely)

Incorrect: The teams are not rated equally, but wholly, they are evenly matched
Correct : The teams are not rated equally, but,_______ , they are evenly matched(generally)

Incorrect: Wholly, Dan’s operation proved to be successful.
Correct : ________ , Dan’s operation proved to be successful.
(generally)

Incorrect: As whole, people try to be helpful to tourists.
Correct : ________ , people try to be helpful to tourists.
(generally)

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