2 February 2017


I am always eating my dinner late while I get home at 8:00 pm but the food is warmed quick in a microwave we brought at a neighbours garage sale.

1. Verb tense:

For repeated actions, use the simple present tense: change “am eating” to “eat”.

2. Word confusion:

With a specific time reference, use “when” not “while”.

3. Word form:

The adverb is “quickly”--“quick” is an adjective.

4. Word confusion:

The word we need here is “bought”, which is the simple past tense of “buy” (“brought” is the past tense of “bring”).

5.  Missing word:

The correct expression is “to warm [something] up”: “the food is warmed up”.

6.  Article usage:

In this example, a specific microwave is bring referred to, so it might be best to use the definite article (“the”).

7. Punctuation:

Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction (“but”) when it separates two independent clauses. Also note that an apostrophe is needed in “neighbours” (“neighbour’s”) because it is a possessive.

8. Capitalization:

Capitalize PM. (MLA format).

Possible solution:

I always eat my dinner late when I get home at 8:00 PM, but the food is quickly warmed up in the microwave we bought at a neighbour’s garage sale.

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