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Practice Exercise 6: Some of the following
sentences are incorrect. Rewrite the sen-
tences that need to be corrected.
(a) A huge squash, along with some ochroes was
put on the table.
(b) A sandwich, accompanied by some juice and
dessert were served for lunch.
(c) Janice, including both her parents has been
chosen as special guests at the function.
(d) An encyclopedia, together with many types of
magazines were available for the readers.
(e) Was the package, in addition to the small boxes
posted to the client, yesterday?
(f) The bouquet of lilies as well as a dozen red
roses have been prepared as a present for the
A. SPELLING & VOCABULARY:
There are some words that are pronounced
the same but are spelled differently and
have different meanings.
Here is a list of some of these words:
In each of the following sentences there are two
(2) spelling errors. Underline the spelling errors in
the sentences below and then write the correct
spelling for each word in the spaces provided.
1. I can clearly hare the sound of the rein pound-
ing on the rooftop.
2. In the countryside at knights ewe can hear the
3. Our vanes transport blood to our harts.
4. Please weight a moment for me; I still have to
brush my hare.
5. The bank teller examined the checks to make
shore that the depositor signed them.
Consonant blends that look different but sounds
(a). "-ch" that sounds like "-k"
(b). "-ch" that sounds like "-sh"
Words with "-qu" that nearly always make
the sound of "-kw"
Some words with "-qu" make the sound "-k"
Fill in the spaces in the words in the sentences
below (one space represents one letter):
6. Some people prefer to use a ch_
7. I failed the spelling _
8. He in_
_ ired whether I had heard the weather
forecast for today.
_ ite finished reading the book.
10. The thief sna_
_ed the lady's handbag.
Ending sentences using the full stop or pe-
riod (.); question mark (?) or exclamation
We use different punctuation marks to end
sentences based on what type of sentences
they are. You would have learned that there
are usually three (3) types of sentences:
knight -- night
wood - would
weather -- whether
taught -- thought
bare -- bear
which -- witch
whole -- hole, hold
peace -- piece
lead -- led
check -- cheque
our -- hour
past -- passed
its -- it's
know -- no
knew -- new
hare -- hear, hair
cue -- queue
air -- heir, ear, ere
weight -- wait
fought -- forth, fourth for -- four, fore
steak -- stake
maid -- made
weigh -- way
awl -- all
rare -- rear
rite -- right, write
key - quay
two -- to, too
threw -- true, through nose -- knows
shore -- sure
not - knot
tolled -- told
straight -- strait
wrong -- rung
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Students with bet-
ter study methods
score higher on their
•Review the material
right after class when it's
still fresh in your memory.
•Do not do all your
studying the night before
the test. Review class
materials at least several
times a week, focusing on
one topic at a time.
•Have all of your study
material in front of you:
lecture notes, course text-
books, study guides and any
other relevant material.
•Find a comfortable and
quiet place to study with
good lighting and little
•Begin studying the most
•Learn the general concepts
first; don't worry about learn-
ing the details until you have
learned the main ideas.
•Take notes and write down a
summary of the important ideas
as you read through your study
•Take short breaks frequently.
Your memory retains the infor-
mation that you study at the
beginning and the end better
than what you study in the
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