19 March 2013

**GRAMMAR QUESTION, March 19th, 2013**



Please correct the errors in the following sentence.

There were to much peoples at the mall so I was hurried up shopping, I was too hurried that the shirt’s I bought's not big enough and I'm having to return them.

There are lots of possible answers--lots of opportunities to earn bonus points!

23 comments:

Zeinab140 said...

There were too many people at the mall so I hurried up shopping. Because of the rush, I bought shirts that were not big enough and I have to return them.

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

There were too many people in the mall so I hurried up to shop; I hurried because the shirts that I had bought were not big enough and I had to return them.

YOSUA ENGL140 said...



Because there were too many people at the mall, I had to hurry up to shop; due to the rush, the shirts I bought were not big enough and I had to return them.

Veronica Baig said...

ZEINAB:Almost--can you fix the punctuation?
ALEXEY:You've changed the meaning;-) Also think about that infinitive structure and the punctuation.
YOSUA: There are 2 things to think about--the infinitive structure and punctuation;-)

Anonymous said...


Katherine ENGL140

There were so many people at the mall, so I hurried up to finish my shopping. I was in such a hurry, that the shirts I bought were not big enough and now I have to return them.

George M140 said...

There were too many people at the mall, so I hurried up with my shopping, I was so rushed that I bought shirts that were not big enough and I will have to return them.

Nicole Baganha said...

Option 1
There were too many people at the mall, so I hurried up shopping. I was in such a rush that the shirts I bought were not big enough. Now I have to return them.

Option 2
Too many people were at the mall today. So I rushed my shopping. I was so rushed that the shirts I bought were not the right size. They were too small, so I have to return them.

Option 3
There were too many people at the mall so I hurried up to shop; because I was in such a hurry I bought shirts too big for me, now I have to return them.

Option 4
I hurried up at the mall today because there was so many people there; now I have to return them,
because they were too big.

Option 5
I have to return the shirts I bought; the mall was so busy with people, I bought shirts too big for me.

Anonymous said...

There were too many people at the mall so I had to hurry up with my shopping. Since I was in such a hurry I bought shirts too big for me and now I have to return them.

Saleha Ahmad ENGL 140 said...

There were too many people at the mall so I had to hurry up with my shopping. Since I was in such a hurry I bought shirts too big for me and now I have to return them.

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

There were too many people at the mall, so I hurried up shopping; the shirts that I bought were not big enough because I hurried, and I have to return them.

Veronica Baig said...

KATHERINE:Almost--there is a comma error, and think about the style when you use "so" twice;-)
GEORGE:Close--can you fix the punctuation?
NICOLE:#1, 2 & 5--good; the others have punctuation errors. Submit only one answer--that way, others have more options;-)
SALEHA:You're on the right track; the only thing you need to do is add some punctuation;-)
ALEXEY: Much better:-)

Saleha Ahmad ENGL 140 said...

Saleha Ahmad ENGL 140 said...

There were too many people at the mall, so I had to hurry up with my shopping. Since, I was in such a hurry I bought shirts too big for me and now I have to return them.

Zeinab140 said...

There were too many people at the mall so I hurried up shopping. Because of the rush I bought shirts that were not big enough and I have to return them.

Valerie Lefebvre said...

There were too many people at the mall so I hurried up shopping. I was in such a hurry that the shirts I bought were not big enough and I had to return them.

Marina 143 said...

Marina 143
There were too many people at the mall, so I hurried up shopping. I was in such a hurry that the shirts I've bought aren't big enough, and I'm going to return them.

Nazneen 140 said...

There were too many people at the mall, so my shopping was hurried. I was so rushed that the shirts I bought were not big enough, and I will have to return them.

Veronica Baig said...

SALEHA:Better, but there is a comma where it's not needed, and you missing one where it is needed;-)
ZEINAB:You're missing several commas there;-)
VALERIE:Good apart from the punctuation--you need to add some;-)
MARINA:A good solution--well done:-)
NAZNEEN: Another good solution:-)

George M140 said...

There were too many people at the mall, so I hurried up with my shopping. I was so rushed that I bought shirts that were not big enough and I will have to return them.

Peggy Ronning said...

I was in such a hurry when I was shopping at the mall because there were so many people there, that I bought shirts that were too small and now I will have to return them.

Diane Corbeil said...

There were too much people at the mall, and then I hurried up to shop. I was too hurrying that I bought shirts not big enough, and I have to return them.

Veronica Baig said...

GEORGE: Better, but still not completely there;-)
PEGGY: All but the punctuation;-)
DIANE: You have good punctuation, but you have a couple of word confusion/usage errors;-)

Diane Corbeil said...

There were too much people at the mall, and then I hurried up to shopping. I was in such a rush that I bought shirts not big enough, and I have to return them.

Peggy Ronning said...

I was in such a hurry when I was shopping at the mall, because there were so many people there, that I bought shirts that were too small and now I will have to return them.