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Grammar & Essay Writing Techniques

Revision of a Paper

What exactly does an instructor want in a revision? Don't be afraid to ask your English instructor specific questions, but you also need to ask yourself these questions about your paper.

Subject verb agreement

Which one of the following sentences does not illustrate subject-verb agreement? A) Each of the players need a locker. B) He said that the computer is broken. C) There go the members of the cast. D) We knew that rivers flow south. In my opinion, it should be C. Am I correct?

Grammar

In the following sentence, which word is the object of a preposition? Although learning is often difficult, it can still be enjoyable and will help us in the future. a) although b) difficult c) help d) future

Ideas for Strong Thesis Statements

I understand the basic concept of the thesis statement, but I still seem to struggle with actually developing them for my papers. The process is always agony. Can you help?

Developing Academic Style

My instructor has let me know that my writing is too informal, and that I should work to develop a more formal, academic style. Where should I begin?

I don't know how to write a rebuttly essay or even what a rebuttle essay is.

I was recently assigned a writiing assignment in my history class. I have to read two different stories about, "was the great awakwening a key to the american revolution." One man says yes, the other says no. Can you tell me what a rebuttle essay is and what the contents of my paper should include. The paper is to be no more tha

Essay Outline required

I need to answer the following essay question, in no more than 1500 words, using the two attached files as my primary sources. Essay question: 'Victorian moral values were shared by all.' Analyse what was meant by 'moral values' in mid-Victorian Britain, with particular reference to the lives of the working classes. I am

Elements Formal Definition

In a definition essay what are the different kinds of definitions and what are the elements of a formal definition?

MLA Style Compare And Contrast Essay Basics

I am trying to write an essay comparing and contrasting "Of Marriage and Single Life" by Francis Bacon and "Roxana" by Daniel Defore. Am having trouble with what to compare and contrast. Also need to know more about MLA style writing. Does the Thesis statement need to be the first sentence in the introduction?

IDENTIFYING DIFFERENT PARTS OF SPEECH

HOW IS THE WORD "BUT" USED IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE? MANY PEOPLE MISTAKENLY THINK THAT COLUMBUS WAS POOR WHEN HE DIED IN 1506, BUT HE WAS ACTUALLY QUITE WEALTHY. IS THE WORD "BUT" A CONJUNCTION OR A PREPOSITION IN THAT SENTENCE? PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER.

Topic sentence help is given.

HERE ARE THE DIRECTIONS: IF THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH HAS A TOPIC SENTENCE, TELL WHAT IT IS. IF THERE IS NOT A TOPIC SENTENCE IN THE PARAGRAPH, SUMMARIZE THE MAIN IDEA OF THE PARAGRAPH. IT ALSO STATES THAT THE TOPIC SENTENCE COULD BE THE FIRST SENTENCE OR THE LAST SENTENCE OR ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN--BUT THAT IF IT IS A NARRATIV

DETERMINING THE TOPIC SENTENCE OF A PARAGRAPH

INSTRUCTIONS--IF THE PARAGRAPH HAS A TOPIC SENTENCE, TELL WHAT IT IS. IF THERE ISN'T A TOPIC SENTENCE, SUMMARIZE THE MAIN IDEA. HERE IS THE PARAGRAPH: IN MARCH OF 1996, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCED A PLAN TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE FOR CALIFORNIANS WHO ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARI

Thesis, thesis statement

I can't find a thesis sentence in Nancy Mairs's "On Being a Cripple". If it has a thesis statement,(not one thesis sentence) how do i find it?

Literary essays for American Literature

Quite often, a student is left to evaluate a piece of literature and then choose a topic for an essay. That essay is dependent upon the class in which the piece of literature is taught. Essays can range from women's issues, both past and present, as it relates from the literary text to an essay that is targeted to a specific, ge

Parts of Speech Objects

I need to know direct object, indirect object, predicate nominative, noun of direct address, appositive, objective complement.

I don't know how to make an introductory paragraph for these 2 essay topics.

Enjoyment of reading comes from being challenged by themes and ideas of a short story. Evaluate this statement by making reference to "The Rose" written by Peter Carey. No one has a right to impose their private will upon another. Explain how the reader can detect values and attitudes/assumptions too through the examination

Grammatically correct sentences are demonstrated.

Which sentence is written correctly and shows the correct capitalization and punctuation? 1. The assignment, an autobiographical essay is due next week. 2. Mrs. Watkins the tennis coach, will be the assistant principal next year. 3. The sophomore class the largest class in the history of school has 196 students. 4.

Grammar and revision practice

I need to revise and edit an online essay for placement in an English class. I would like to have some practice before going in for this online test. Can you provide some essays for me to practice on?