Find the Errors in These 10 Sentences



One important skill is to be able to identify and correct errors in writing. So for this activity, I have written 10 sentences. Some of the sentences have one or more errors in them. See if you can find the errors in the sentences and fix them.

Find the Errors in the Sentences:

  1. He could of finished his homework, but he wasted time playing games on the computer.
  2. How many sugar do we need for this recipe?
  3. Even though she was late to the interview, she still got the job.
  4. Their are 10 dogs in the yard.
  5. She has went to Brazil for a vacation with her boyfriend.
  6. Im staying home because its raining today.
  7. How long have you living in Iowa?
  8. She was wondering how much would it cost for replace her computer.
  9. He speaks russian, italian, and english
  10. Could you please borrow me your calculator?

See below for the answers.



Answers:

  1. He could have finished his homework, but he wasted time playing games on the computer.
  2. How much sugar do we need for this recipe?
  3. Even though she was late to the interview, she still got the job. (No errors)
  4. There are 10 dogs in the yard. (See this post about the differences among theretheir, and they're.)
  5. She has gone to Brazil for a vacation with her boyfriend.
  6. I'm staying home because it's raining today. (See this post about the differences between its and it's.)
  7. How long have you lived in Iowa?
  8. She was wondering how much it would cost to replace her computer.
  9. He speaks RussianItalian, and English. (Don't forget the period at the end of the sentence!)
  10. Could you please lend me your calculator?
So, how did you do? Did you find most of the errors? Please share your comments below.


Matthew Huseby, M.A.
My Language Success LLC

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