Focus: Identifying and correcting errors involving pronouns. (Note: One or two items in this
exercise do not focus on pronoun errors. These are marked in the answer key with an asterisk.)
Directions: Decide which of the four underlined words or phrases-(A), (13), (C), or (D)-would
not be considered correct, and write the letter of the expression in the blank. Then, in the line at the
end of the sentence, write a correction for the underlined phrase. The tlrst one is done as an
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1) A caricature is a picture in which the subject’s distinctive features they are deliberately exaggerated.
2) A beaver uses its strong front teeth to cut down trees and peel off its bark.
3) Ants are blind to red light, so it is possible to observe themselves in an artificial nest without disturbing their activities.
4) An auger is a tool which a carpenter uses it to bore holes in wood.
5) The glaciers in Olympia National Park are unusually because they are found at altitudes lower than those at which glaciers are usually found.
6) In his novels, Sinclair Lewis drew critical portraits of Americans who thought of them as model citizens
7) Jaguars which resemble leopards, but they are larger and are marked with rosettes rather than spots.
8) Most bacteria have strong cell walls much like that of plants.
9) Bees collect pollen, which furnishes protein for its diet.
10) A small business often limits their operations to a single neighborhood or a group of neighboring communities.
11) Louisa May Alcott, she is best known for her books for children, served as a nurse during the Civil War.
12) The principles used in air-conditioning are basically the same as those used by the human body to cool himself.
13) In that age of computers, it is difficult to imagine how tedious the work of accountants and clerks must have been in the past.
14) In general, the only kind of cells that cannot replace itself are nerve cells.
15) The naturalist Edwin Teal illustration his books with photographs he had taken himself.