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  1. Grammar Rule: Use the correct form of: It’s=it is Its=possessive • Example of Grammar Rule It’s about time that 2nd semester started. The school had its prom at the Benton Convention Center.

  2. Sentence Correction: • Its never a good idea to have an acerbic tone when you are in trouble, the school will stick to the punishment set by its rules.

  3. Tone Word for Today: Definition: sour or bitter; intended to cause hurt feelings Sentence using word: Acerbic Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: biting sharp smart-aleck

  4. Grammar Rule: Use the correct form of: You’re=You are Your=possessive • Example of Grammar Rule You’re going to the game tonight for free! Your friends are throwing you a surprise party!

  5. Sentence Correction: Your going to have to make a decision; do not be ambivalent with your thoughts.

  6. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow Sentence using word: Ambivalent Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: doubtful questioning hesitant

  7. Grammar Rule: Use the correct form of: They’re=they are Their=possessive There=a place • Example of Grammar Rule They’re excited about summer coming. Their friends are all coming to the party. I would like to take a nap over there.

  8. Sentence Correction: Their apathetic when there deciding on their classes for next year.

  9. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Lacking interest or concern; indifferent Sentence using word: Apathetic Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Disinterested Unconcerned Nonchalant

  10. Grammar Rule: Use the correct form of: to=preposition, towards something too=also • Example of Grammar Rule Let’s go to fifth period! He wanted to go to the party, too.

  11. Sentence Correction: • She was bemused too learn that not only was she in trouble, but her best friend was, to.

  12. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Suffering from mental confusion Sentence using word: Bemused Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Confused Bewildered Shell-shocked

  13. Grammar Rule: Accept=to receive Except=to take or leave out • Example of Grammar Rule • (DO NOT COPY—INFO. ONLY) He accepts defeat well. Take all of the books except the red one.

  14. Sentence Correction: • All of the benevolent millionaires were excepted into the club, accept for the one recently arrested.

  15. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Suggestive of doing good; concerned with charity Sentence using word: Benevolent Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Charitable Kindly Good-hearted

  16. Grammar Rule: Affect=to influence Effect=the result; to accomplish • Example of Grammar Rule • (DO NOT COPY—INFO. ONLY) • Lack of sleep affects the quality of your work. • The effect of the lighting made the room look ominous.

  17. Sentence Correction: The teacher’s blithe attitude effected the class; the effect was that everyone became happy and relaxed.

  18. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Carefree and light-hearted Sentence using word: Blithe Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Cheerful Lighthearted Unconcerned

  19. Grammar Rule: Principal=a person in authority; most important Principle=a general or fundamental truth • Example of Grammar Rule • (DO NOT COPY—INFO. ONLY) • The principal does the announcements each morning. • The study was based on the principle of gravity.

  20. Sentence Correction: The parents were conciliatory about the cheating incidentwhen the principle brought up the principle of honesty.

  21. Tone Word for Today: Definition: To try to regain friendship by pleasant behavior Sentence using word: Conciliatory Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Pacify Flexible Yielding

  22. Grammar Rule: Lie=to lay down (people or animals) Lay=to lay an object down • Example of Grammar Rule • (DO NOT COPY—INFO. ONLY) • I am going to lie down. • Lay down that shotgun!

  23. Sentence Correction: The soldier refuses to lie down his weapons when he lies down for a nap; the derisive comments of the enemy keeps him on his guard.

  24. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Mocking, jeering Sentence using word: Derisive Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Disrespectful Taunting

  25. Grammar Rule: A pronoun should agree in number and gender with its antecedent. • Example of Grammar Rule • Gloria Estefan records her songs in Spanish and in English. • My cousins brought their backgammon game.

  26. Sentence Correction: General Zaroff’s diabolic plot to hunt Rainsford ended in their own demise.

  27. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked Sentence using word: Diabolic Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Devilish Unpleasant Shocking

  28. Grammar Rule: Use a singular personal pronoun with two or more singular antecedents joined by or or nor. • Example of Grammar Rule • Neither Marco nor Juan agreed to give his opinion on the subject. • Paul or Dennis arranged to have his car repaired by the mechanic.

  29. Sentence Correction: Jessica or Sarah will deliver the food to the homeless shelter; then they will return to school in an ebullient mood.

  30. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited Sentence using word: Ebullient Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Exuberant Vivacious Effervescent

  31. Grammar Rule: Use a plural pronoun to refer to two or more antecedents joined by and. • Example of Grammar Rule • The waiters and the manager at the restaurant will do their best to assist you. • Marley and Simone are practicing their duet because they perform tonight.

  32. Sentence Correction: Dennis and his father were effusive on graduation day, he could barely contain his excitement.

  33. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Extravagantly demonstrative of emotion; gushing Sentence using word: Effusive Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Enthusiastic Unrestrained Overflowing

  34. Grammar Rule: Use a singular personal pronoun when the antecedent is a singular indefinite pronoun. • Example of Grammar Rule • Some singular indefinite pronouns: anybody, anyone, either, everybody, each, everything, neither, nobody, one, somebody, and someone. • Each of the girls has her own room. • Neither of those books has much useful information in it.

  35. Sentence Correction: The moment was euphoric and everyone expressed their joy by jumping up and down.

  36. Tone Word for Today: Definition: A feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being Sentence using word: Euphoric Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Jubilation Elation Exhilaration

  37. Grammar Rule: Use a plural personal pronoun when the antecedent is a plural indefinite pronoun (both, few, many, others, several). • Example of Grammar Rule • Both of the trained gymnasts moved their bodies with ease and grace.

  38. Sentence Correction: Several of my teachers are facetious; he likes to make fun of students who is not paying attention.

  39. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Not meant to be taken seriously or literally Sentence using word: Facetious Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Sarcastic Ridiculous

  40. Grammar Rule: Some indefinite pronouns can be singular or plural, depending on their meaning in a sentence (all, any, more, most, none, some). • Example of Grammar Rule • Some of the students lost their homework assignments. • Some of the pizza has pepperoni on it.

  41. Sentence Correction: Most Elizabethans was fatalistic and believed that his or her destiny was predetermined.

  42. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Accepting of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate Sentence using word: Fatalistic Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Hopeless Morbid

  43. Grammar Rule: Pronouns and antecedents must agree. • Example of Grammar Rule • EitherPatrick or Ted will bring his CD player to the party. • Where will Sam and Nicholas take their parents tonight?

  44. Sentence Correction: Romeo and Juliet had a fervent desire to be married however he should have known this was a bad idea.

  45. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, or enthusiasm Sentence using word: Fervent Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Passionate Emotional Heartfelt

  46. Grammar Rule: Indefinite pronouns and their antecedents must agree. • Example of Grammar Rule • Each of the girls thinks she can help. • Someone forgot his or her jacket.

  47. Sentence Correction: Some of the students in my classes has flippant attitudes; I hope he or she will mature soon.

  48. Tone Word for Today: Definition: Frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness Sentence using word: Flippant Part of Speech: Adjective Synonyms: Disrespectful Superficial

  49. Grammar Rule: A singular subject must have a singular verb. • Example of Grammar Rule Hungary is a small European country. Juliet seems naïve about love.

  50. Sentence Correction: Before the Capulet party Romeo dream a foreboding dream that something negative will happen.