Grammar Basics

Grammar Basics Exercise

The following paragraphs contain errors in all 14 of the “Dreaded FFG” set of basic grammar and punctuation rules that can result in failure for posts to your Portfolio. Let’s spend some time together making sure you recognize and can correct these errors while you’re polishing your arguments.

Grammar Task

  • Copy the material below this line and paste it into a new post titled “Grammar Exercise—Username.”
  • Make your corrections in Edit mode.
  • Categorize it as “Grammar Exercise” and under your Username category.

If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude toward their child it increases the risk that they’re child will grow up hostile towards others. And its not just aggression toward others that results from child abuse; a large amount of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. The reason for this negative behavior is because the children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling lifes disappointments. If you aren’t raised with coping skills, your much to likely to act ‘inappropriately’ then if you have developed more reasonable approaches. The affect of poor parenting, as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers”, is that everyone gets the child they deserve.

16 Responses to Grammar Basics

  1. christianity19 says:

    If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude toward their child it increases the risk that they’re child will grow up hostile towards others. And it’s not just aggression toward others that results from child abuse; a large amount of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. The reason for this negative behavior is because the children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If you aren’t raised with coping skills, your much to likely to act ‘inappropriately’ then if you have developed more reasonable approaches. The affect of poor parenting as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers”, is that everyone gets the child they deserve.

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  2. carsonwentz1186 says:

    If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude toward their child, it increases the risk that their child will grow up hostile towards others. And it’s not just aggression towards others that result from child abuse: a large amount of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. The reason for this negative behavior is the children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If you were not raised with coping skills, you’re more likely to act “inappropriately” than if you had developed more reasonable approaches. The affect of poor parenting, as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers”, is that everyone gets the child they deserve.

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  3. justheretopass says:

    If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude toward their child it increases the risk that their child will grow up hostile towards others. And it’s not just aggression toward others that results from child abuse; a large number of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. The reason for this negative behavior is because the children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If you aren’t raised with coping skills, you’re much too likely to act “inappropriately” than if you have developed more reasonable approaches. The effect of poor parenting, as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers”, is that everyone gets the child they deserve.

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  4. icedcoffeeislife says:

    If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude toward their child it increases the risk that their child will grow up hostile towards others. And it’s not just aggression toward others that results from child abuse: a large number of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. The reason for this negative behavior is because the children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If you were not raised with coping skills, you’re likely to act ‘inappropriately’ than if you have developed more reasonable approaches. The effect of poor parenting, as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers”, is that everyone gets the child they deserve.

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  5. johnwick66 says:

    If the primary caretakers have a negative attitude towards their child it increases the risk that his or her child will grow up hostile towards others. And its not just aggression towards others that results from child abuse; a large number of children raised by abusive parent’s also harm themselves. This happens because the children doesn’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If children aren’t raised with coping skills, they’re more likely to act “inappropriately” than if you have developed more reasonable approaches. The effect of poor parenting as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers,” is that everyone gets the child they deserve.

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    • davidbdale says:

      You’ve left some errors behind, JW

      Fails For Grammar


      Refer to “Fails For Grammar” for the following Rules.

      Mixed results on Rule 4B
      Rule 2
      Rule 13
      Rule 14 even though there’s no pronoun involved
      Rule 12
      Rule 14

      Your work here is innovative. More than others, you’ve rewritten to avoid problems, which is admirable. But you’ve also introduced your own unique new problems for yourself, which makes pointing out Rule violations a little tricky.

      Paste your paragraph below and try again.

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  6. honeysucklelilac says:

    If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude toward their child it increases the risk that their child will grow up hostile towards others. And it’s not just aggression toward others that results from child abuse; a large number of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. This negative behavior is because the children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If children aren’t raised with coping skills, they’re much too likely to act “inappropriately” than if they have developed more reasonable approaches. The effect of poor parenting as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers,” is that everyone gets the child they deserve.

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    • davidbdale says:

      —A primary caretaker is a single person, which, according to the rules of formal grammar, cannot be matched with a plural pronoun such as they, them, or their. The Rules of 4B offer workarounds for this problem; my favorites are the plurals (which eliminate gender) or the elimination of the pronouns altogether.
      —The story is similar but not identical for singular pronouns like anyone, someone, and everyone. They can’t be matched with plural pronouns like they, them, or their.
      —In between, comparisons are made with comparative adverbs like more, and less, and countless others (drier, wetter, smarter) and the word than, which makes no sense without them.
      Wanna try again?

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    • honeysucklelilac says:

      If a primary caretakers have a negative attitude toward their child it increases the risk that their child will grow up hostile towards others. And it’s not just aggression toward others that results from child abuse; a large number of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. This negative behavior is because the children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If children aren’t raised with coping skills, they’re much too likely to act “inappropriately” than if they have developed more reasonable approaches. The effect of poor parenting as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers,” is that all parents get the child they deserve.

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      • davidbdale says:

        Very nice. The only remaining error, which you couldn’t resolve because you were committed to correcting “to” to “too,” is that the comparative “than” requires a setup comparison like “more.”
        So:

        If children aren’t raised with coping skills, they’re much MORE likely to act “inappropriately” than if they had developed more reasonable approaches.

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  7. justheretopass says:

    If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude toward their child it increases the risk that their child will grow up hostile towards others. And it’s not just aggression toward others that results from child abuse; a large number of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. The reason for this negative behavior is that the children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If the child isn’t raised with coping skills, they’re much too likely to act ‘inappropriately’ then if they developed more reasonable approaches. The effect of poor parenting, as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers”, is that everyone gets the child they deserve.

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    • davidbdale says:

      —A primary caretaker is a single person, which, according to the rules of formal grammar, cannot be matched with a plural pronoun such as they, them, or their. The Rules of 4B offer workarounds for this problem; my favorites are the plurals (which eliminate gender) or the elimination of the pronouns altogether.
      —The story is similar but not identical for singular pronouns like anyone, someone, and everyone. They can’t be matched with plural pronouns like they, them, or their.
      —In between, comparisons are made with comparative adverbs like more, and less, and countless others (drier, wetter, smarter) and the word than, which makes no sense without them.
      Wanna try again?

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