Question

Choose six sentences to work on. First, define the error in each sentence and its probable cause. Next, describe how you would make the learners aware of these errors, and suggest an activity or exercise

a. *Cecilia drove her friend last night to the airport.
b. *My daughter can to run very fast.
c. *Help! I will fall!
d. *Mohammad was not believing me.
e. *A. Katherine is not here today.
       *B. She should be pretty sick; she never misses class.
f. *Sara put her books.
g. *We need to meet solutions to the current economic crisis.
h. *There’s four cookies and a glass of milk on the kitchen table; you may have two cookies for your snack.

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Choose six sentences to work on. First, define the error in each sentence and its probable cause. Next, describe how you would make the learners aware of these errors, and suggest an activity or exercise

A. *Cecilia drove her friend last night to the airport.
The antecedent last night should be on driving.
The probable cause could be a mix on the time of the action directed towards Cecilia, and not the airport.
The right sentence would be: Last night, Cecelia drive her friend to the airport .
Learners need to know that sentences where actions happen should always be introduced first.

Activity:
Pick frequently made grammatical errors and antecedents wrongly used.

B. *My daughter can to run very fast.
There are two run on verbs. The verb struxctire has to always be infinitive + verb
The probable cause could be an irrelevant infinitive
The right sentence is : My daughter cannot run very fast.
Can to will never appear together. It is a grammatical error.

Activity:
She makes to her house garden everyday. Pick on grammar exercises in infinitives....

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