Choose the most grammatically accurate correction of the sentence: Mitchen was known as a crazy man, because he will plant countless plastic gnomes in his front yard. a) Mitchen was known as a crazy man because he planted countless plastic gnomes in his front yard. b) Known as a crazy man, countless plastic gnomes in his front yard were being planted by Mitchen. c) Mitchen, a crazy man, planted countless plastic gnomes in his front yard.
(a) is the answer. (b) misplaced modifier. "known as a crazy man" refers to Mitchen, not the countless plastic gnomes (c) changed the meaning
Exercise for Common App supplement: How did you first form your interest in this major and how have you pursued this major before college? If undeclared, explain why you have not chosen a major and how you have prepared to make a decision in college. (Write out bullet points for this exercise)
- build upon an experience from your personal, academic, or extracurricular activity - try not to talk about how this university is renown for your major of choice. They want to know about you! They know about their university - suggestion: if your major is undeclared, mention which major(s) you definitely would NOT want to be.
Jane runs twice as fast as Wanda. Wanda runs at one-third speed of Roy. If Roy runs at 5 miles per hour, how fast does Jane run (in miles per hour)?
Let variables "J", "W", and "R" stand for Jane's, Wanda's, and Roy's respective speeds. J = 2W because she runs twice as fast as Wanda. W= (1/3)*R because Wanda runs at one-third the speed of Roy. Substitute for W and you get J=(2/3)*R. Because R=5, J = 10/3. Jane runs at 3.33 mph.