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Alanna D.
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Question:

El cocinero siempre usa comidas fresco. What is wrong with this sentence?

Alanna D.
Answer:

The sentence makes sense logically, but the grammar is wrong. "Las comidas", the word for foods, is a plural and feminine word. In the sentence above, "fresco", which means fresh, is singular and masculine. To correct the sentence, "fresco" must be changed to match "las comidas". The correct sentence would be: El cocinero siempre usa comidas frescas.

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Question:

The store manager offered me a discount so I could pay for the shirt at a discounted price. What would be changed in this sentence?

Alanna D.
Answer:

This sentence is the perfect example to practice concision! Concision is the practice of making sentences short and concise by simplifying them. The sentence above is not technically wrong, as there are no grammar errors or words misspelled, however, there is information that is not needed. By removing parts of the sentence, it would make the idea sound simpler and better overall. Try removing "at a discounted price". The sentence still makes sense and gets its point across because the information about the discount is already stated at the beginning of the sentence.

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Question:

What is the difference between a colon and a semicolon?

Alanna D.
Answer:

Semicolons are used when two sentences are so closely connected and relevant that adding a period between them would not make much sense, but they are not to be used with fragments. Colons are usually used for clarification of topics. They usually come at the end of a full sentence and are followed by a list of information that adds to the original sentence

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