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ERROR ANALYSIS
(Advanced)

Underline the mistakes then correct them on the lines below. The mistakes may be of grammar, vocabulary, spelling, capitalizationÖ If you change something that is correct, it will be considered wrong.

1- A number of students was injured in the accident last tuesday; the police is investigating to find out how did this happen. (4 mistakes)
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2- Have either of you made the homeworks I have given you yesterday? (4 m.)
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3- Our parents have always done their best to make us independant from them, polite with other people and responsable of ourself; they want us to be good in everything we do. (7 m.)
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4- Since Mary got married with John, she has become used to refuse all the advices she is given. Her believes have changed and she is loosing her self-confidence. (5 m.)
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5- There is a lot of luggages at the door. Iíve shone Jerry the place where they should be placed. Tom, would you give him a hand, please? (3 m.)
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6- Iím sorry Iíve waken the child; but heíd been sleeping for forty minutes, wich are quite enough. Anyway, I ment no harm. (4 m.)
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7- When I arrived to Greece this Summer, I thought I will stay there forever; but only a week later, I fell so homesick that I pack my bags and went back to lebanon. (6 m.)
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8- Youíre such a lier! All the news you told me were wrong!" "What happenned? What lead you to think so?" (4 m.)
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9- Even thought this exercice seems to be difficult, I know I will not make a single error. (3 m.)
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10- Instead of beeing jealous from somebody elseís success, we should work hard to excel at what we do. (3 m.)
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11- Could you tell me who breaked this chinese vase? I lay it on this desk before I went to work! (3 m.)
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12- Will you let me alone from now on? If I see anyone in my house I will charge you for breaking into it and have you sended to prison! (3 m.)
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13- You cannot apply for this job! You donít have a license in economics! (2 m.)
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14- When he has seen the door being opened, the thief slided behind the furnitures to hide. (3 m.)
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Nada Salem Abisamra

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