Subjects
PRICING
COURSES
SIGN IN
Start Free Trial
Cathy N.
High school tutor for four years; student at Johns Hopkins University
Tutor Satisfaction Guarantee
PSAT
TutorMe
Question:

Fix the following sentence so it is grammatically correct: "I knew he had been studying: he looked sleep-deprived."

Cathy N.
Answer:

In this sentence, the use of the colon (:) is incorrect. When joining two independent clauses (in other words, two phrases that could be sentences on their own), you should use a semicolon (;) instead of a colon. Colons should be used when connecting an independent clause with a dependent clause (a phrase that can't be considered a sentence on its own).

Writing
TutorMe
Question:

How can the following sentence be improved to be grammatically correct? "Caroline's hair was not as curly as Carly."

Cathy N.
Answer:

This sentence should be corrected so that it refers to the hair of both girls, not the girls themselves. Therefore, "Carly" should be changed to the possessive "Carly's" to show that we are comparing her hair in the sentence. By correcting the sentence to "Caroline's hair was not as curly as Carly's", you have fixed the grammatical error in the sentence.

Pre-Algebra
TutorMe
Question:

A jug of milk is 3/4 full. If it currently contains 0.8 liters of milk, what is the jug's maximum capacity?

Cathy N.
Answer:

Since the milk jug is 3/4 full with 0.8 liters, you can divide 0.8 liters by 3 (0.8 liters/3 = 0.2666667 liters) to get the amount of milk in 1/4 of the jug. You can then multiply this number by 4 to get 4/4 (= 1) of the jar, or the maximum capacity of the jar (0.2666667 * 4 = 1.06666667 liters).

Send a message explaining your
needs and Cathy will reply soon.
Contact Cathy
Ready now? Request a lesson.
Start Session
FAQs
What is a lesson?
A lesson is virtual lesson space on our platform where you and a tutor can communicate. You'll have the option to communicate using video/audio as well as text chat. You can also upload documents, edit papers in real time and use our cutting-edge virtual whiteboard.
How do I begin a lesson?
If the tutor is currently online, you can click the "Start Session" button above. If they are offline, you can always send them a message to schedule a lesson.
Who are TutorMe tutors?
Many of our tutors are current college students or recent graduates of top-tier universities like MIT, Harvard and USC. TutorMe has thousands of top-quality tutors available to work with you.