Identifying errors in the following sentences 1 Would you please help me find the errors in the following sentences: 1-Gyrating oil prices - with the exception of a brief spike during the Gulf War- have become a thing of the past (shouldn't it be "things of the past" instead of "a thing of the past"?) 2- perhaps they are rejecting the vulgarity that is so common in an everyday speech. ("an" is the problem?) 3-...aren't treated so badly to be starved .( I think to starve is the correct choice but why?) 4- Perfection, is a harmonious expansion of all the powers which make the worth and beauty of human nature, and is consistent with the overdevelopment of one power at the expense of the rest. 5- For many people gray hair and wrinkles begin in 40s, and they become aware of declining health and vitality in 50s. Thank you for your time
Jul 28, 2014 6:33 PM
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July 28, 2014
1. No, "have become a thing of the past" is perfectly correct. It's a common phrase. Check the definitions of some words again. (I actually giggled when I read the sentence.) 2) Yes. 3) No, the passive voice (to be starved) is correct. There's a word missing elsewhere. 4) Tsk! Who transcribed this? Anyway, the error you are looking for is a logical one. 5) Again, missing words. Have a think of the sentence as a whole - I think you're expecting to see the answer as a misspelling or something right in front of you, and this is simply not the case.
July 28, 2014
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