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Error Correction - Answer Key


Punctuation 1

Read the following sentences and find the punctuation errors.

1.  Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein are the five countries that share a border with Switzerland.

2.  Switzerland is a landlocked country.  However, it does have many beautiful lakes.  My favourite is Lago Maggiore.

3.  There are airports in the French, and German parts of Switzerland, but not in the Italian part.  So, if you want to travel to the Italian part of Switzerland, you can fly to Milan and take a train or coach

Isole di Brisago on Lago Maggiore - Switzerland
Pronoun Reference

Pronoun Reference 1

Read the following sentences and find the errors with pronouns.

Henry didn't have enough money to buy a new pair of trainers.  He asked his mum and dad, but they said no,  he would have to pay for them himself.

Sara had to give a very important presentation to her class.  She was very nervous.  When she gets nervous, she talks to herself.  But, this time she was so nervous, it wasn't working.  She decided to call her brother and ask for his advice.  He said, present to the class as if they are your friends.  Look them all in their eyes, and you will feel fine.

Subject Verb Agreement 1

Read the following passage and find the subject / verb agreement errors.

There are thirteen errors.

Although I was born in a big busy city, I decided long ago that I no longer wanted to live a city life. For many people, city life becomes stressful and, more often than not, you suffer bad health. My family and I have now left the city and live in a quiet place where the birds wake me up in the morning with their beautiful chirping. The sun shines everyday, the sky is a brilliant blue, the sea is warm and the food tastes lovely.


I appreciate my change of mind probably happened as I got older and some of you younger ones are thinking, I would love to live in a city. I meet many students here who say that to me. They want to see the city and the brightly-lit skylines that light up the night skies. They want to go out partying every night and enjoy the 'freedom' they don't have in their country.


All I will say is this, make the most of what you have and see where life's path takes you.

A Hoopoe, known locally as a Hudhud, has an amazing song.
Subject / Verb Agreement

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