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Questions of Right and Wrong | Write to Be Read | BBS 1st year | Questions Answer

Chapter 6

Questions of Right and Wrong

  1. Correcting For Consistency in Tense

Read the passage below. Decide which verbs are not logical or consistent in tense, and correct them.

Our teacher let us out of class early so that we can go to a lecture on campus one day last week. The lecture began late, so we have to wait. I am usually impatient, so I become upset when we had to wait 15 minutes for the talk to begin. Since I know a lot about geology, I was able to follow the lecture, but many of my classmates can’t. I noticed that one of my classmates, Mario, is sleeping. Fortunately, our teacher isn’t there because I think she would have been angry with him.

Ans: Our teacher let us out of class early so that we could go to a lecture on campus one day last week. The lecture began late, so we had to wait. I am usually impatient, so I because upset when we had to wait 15 minutes for the talk to begin. Since I know a lot about geology, I was able to follow the lecture, but many of may classmates couldn’t. I noticed that one of my classmates, Mario, was sleeping. Fortunately, our teacher wasn’t there because I think she would have been angry with him.

  1. Correcting For Consistency in Person and Number

Rewrite the sentences, correcting the shifts in person and number. You may need to change verbs and possessive pronouns to agree with new subjects.

a. Anyone can learn a foreign language if you study.

Ans: Anyone can learn a foreign language if he/she studies.

b. Everyone has the ability to learn, so students should never give up when it seems difficult to us.

Ans: Everyone has the ability to learn, so students should never give up when it seems difficult to them.

c. We also need to keep in mind that one might be better at oral skill than at reading and writing, and vice versa.

Ans: One also needs to keep in mind that some might be better at oral skill than at reading and writing, and vice versa.

d. Students should be proud of their strengths but at the same time be willing to work on your weaknesses.

Ans: Students should be proud of their strengths but at the same time be willing to work on their weaknesses.

e. Students often focus on vocabulary, but you need to realize that vocabulary is only one part of a language.

Ans: Students often focus on vocabulary, but they need to realize that vocabulary is only one part of a language.

f. A language learner should remember that can’t communicate without knowing the structure and phonology of a language.

Ans: Language learners should remember that can’t communicate without knowing the structure and phonology of a language.

g. One has to be careful when you buy a used car.

Ans: One has to be careful when one buys a new car.

3. Avoiding the Informal You

Rewrite these sentences, deleting or replacing you to produce more precise, formal sentences. Make any other necessary changes as well.

a. During the afternoon, when it’s very hot in my country, you need to dress in cooler clothes.

Ans: During the afternoon, when it’s very hot in my country, a person needs to dress in cooler clothes.

b. You should try to avoid wearing dark colors.

Ans: One should try to avoid wearing dark colors.

c. You can’t wear shorts in public in my country, however.

Ans: One can’t wear shorts in public in my country, however.

d. People consider wearing shorts indecent, so shorts aren’t suitable for you to wear.

Ans: People consider wearing shorts indecent, so shorts aren’t suitable for a person to wear.

e. At home, of course, you can wear whatever you want.

Ans: At home of course, a person can wear whatever he/she wants.

f. If you receive company, though, you should make sure you look presentable.

Ans: If company arrives, though, an effort should make to look presentable.

4. Correcting For Consistency in Tone

Change the words and expressions in italics to maintain a formal tone.

a. John blew off his math class to prepare for his history exam.

Ans: John didn’t attend his math class to prepare for his history exam.

b. It was difficult to give the accident victim the necessary medical attention because he was screaming his dead off.

Ans: It was difficult to give the accident victim the necessary medical attention because he was
shrieking (screaming) with pain.

c. Two guys approached the managing editor’s office to see what the excitement was all about.

Ans: Two men approached the managing editor’s office to see what the excitement was about.

d. A family with many kids will find making ends meet more difficult.

Ans: A family with many children will find making ends meet more difficult.

e. Marcella remarked that john’s new sunglasses were pretty cool.

Ans: Marcella remarked that john’s new sunglasses were fashionable.

f. Smaller children often refuse to eat vegetables, which they find yucky.

Ans: Smaller children often refuse to eat vegetables, which they find unappetizing.

g. Archie will probably have trouble selling his car for a good price because it is a piece of junk.

Ans: Archie will probably have trouble selling his car for a good price because it is old and in bad condition.

h. The students reported that they had an awesome time n their spring vacation.

Ans: The students reported that they had an enjoyable time n their spring vacation.

5. Editing For Consistency in Tense, Person, Number And Tone

Read the paragraph below, underlining any shifts in tense, person, number and tone. Then rewrite the paragraph, correcting the shifts.

The issue of doing what is right can be a difficult one for a foreign student. Sometimes the difference in how two cultures viewed things was extreme. It can even drive you nuts. I remember one my instructor asked to see me in her office latter that afternoon. I agreed to see her at 3:00, but then my sister calls me on my cell phone from her car. She says she has a flat tire and is waiting on the side of the highway. Of course, I went to help her out. In the next class with the professor, she was very aggressive and asked why I don’t keep my appointment. I guess I should have called her but in the urgency of my sister’s call, I forget to. My professor was real mad. To this day, she treats me like a liar she doubted every word I say now. How are you supposed to act in a culture where a silly appointment is more important than my family?

Ans: The issue of doing what is right can be a difficult one for a foreign student. Sometimes the difference in how two cultures view things is extreme. It can even drive a person to distraction. I remember one my instructor asked to see me in her office latter that afternoon. I agreed to see her at 3:00, but then my sister called me on my cell phone from her car. She said she had a flat tire and was waiting on the side of the highway. Of course, I went to help her out. In the next class with the professor, she was very aggressive and asked why I hadn’t kept my appointment. I suppose I should have called her but in the urgency of my sister’s call, I forgot to. My professor was really angry. To this day, she treats me like a liar she doubts every word I say now. How is a person supposed to act in a culture where a silly appointment is more important than one’s family?

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