Please correct these sentences.

by compound complex 75 Replies latest jw friends

  • Oubliette

    Reading a book, my cat crawled into my lap.

    While reading the newspaper, the cat jumped on the table.

    The young girl was walking the dog in a short skirt.

    The dog was chasing the boy with the spiked collar.

    The hunter crouched behind a tree waiting for a bear to come along with a bow and arrow.

    The woman walked the dog in purple suede cowboy boots.

    We saw dinosaurs on a field trip to the natural history museum.

    The guest speaker had dedicated his new book to his dog who was an archaeologist. (And I thought my dog was smart.)

    We saw several monkeys on vacation in Mexico.

    The library has several books about dinosaurs in our school.

    A tarantula bit one of the dockworkers that had a hairy, huge body. (Maybe the guy looked like a rival.)

    I glimpsed a rat sorting the recyclable materials.

    While doing the dishes, a mouse ran across the floor.

    Having been thrown in the air, the dog caught the stick.

    Smashed flat by a passing truck, Big Dog sniffed at what was left of a half-eaten hamburger.

    Tom comes across a turtle on his way home from spending four years in prison.

    Pygmies hunted elephants armed with spears.

    We sat on the porch listening to the birds sing while playing checkers.

    While singing hymns, the family dog ran through the church surprising his owners.

  • Bruja-del-Sol
  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Poor turtle -- free at last!

    Great job, Oubliette.

    Many tnakhs!


  • rip van winkle
    rip van winkle

    Haha, CoCo! Don't tnakh it until you try it! (insert smiley emoticon here) :)

  • KateWild


    Can I play? Is this one?

    The taxi pulled up with a jerk. The jerk got out and I got in.

    Kate xx

  • wasblind

    I wish I had you as a teacher in school CoCo

    you would have made it fun

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    No dangling modifiers here -- just punctuation errors:

    In the 60's Bruce my friend used to eat his lunch mid-day which makes sense its noon. He always bought a foot long hot dog for twenty five cents and saved one third for Buster his dog who loved his master with relish.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    THANKS, Wasblind!

    I appreciate the nice thought.

    Just saw you, rip and Kate. Please play along!



  • KateWild

    Ok I get it now. Maybe you can start a thread with modifiers next time. They are fun.

    Kate xx

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Yes, Kate -- good one.

    Distinguish between the dual roles played by the noun "jerk."



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