Sentence Correction Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.3.3.A
It is one thing to compose your own sentences for your own original writing, but another task completely to correct those written by another. Not all writers were made to be editors. You will soon see that as true if a take any upper level writing courses in college. I have seen some of the best writers, I had the pleasure to work with, just struggle to correct a basic sentence. The goal in correcting a sentence should be to make sure that achieves its intended purpose. Students will be given a prewritten sentence that they must edit and make grammatically corrections for.
Sentence Correction Worksheets To Print:
- Spot the problem and then fix the whole thing for us. You will need to fully rewrite each one.
- A few of these might take you some time to spot. It could be in the language, the grammar, mechanics, or punctuation.
Find the Error!
- More practice for those hard to find errors. These are short and sweet.
- End it off on the right note or symbol, for that matter. There are fourteen different marks that you can use.
- Some of the problems need a lot of work. There are nice lines to work with on this worksheet.
My Dog Pete
- Find the error in each sentence. Rewrite the sentence, correcting
Kitten - The words in these sentences are out of order. Put
the words in the correct order and rewrite the sentence.
A Capital Idea!
- Rewrite each sentence, adding capital letters where needed. There may be multiple times you will need to do this for each one.
- Correct the modifier in each sentence. Rewrite the sentence correctly.
Sentences - The sentences below contain a variety of problems.
Make corrections as needed. Rewrite the sentences without any errors.
Verb Tense - Correct the verb tense problem in each sentence.
Rewrite each sentence on the lines below it.
Up - No directions needed. Get to it! You can use this sheet in many different ways.
How to Correct a Sentence?
Sentences are constructed by joining words to create a meaning. These words are not combined together without applying any rules. There are certain rules in language that everyone has to follow to make a sentence. The parts of a sentence or the different words in a sentence are joined on the basis of grammar and sentence structure therefore the main task is not to produce sentence rather the important point is to produce the grammatically, semantically and syntactically correct sentences. There are some unusual sentences with errors that can be corrected with the help of following tips.
Verb and Subject Relation
Every sentence contains a subject-verb agreement meaning that it is the need of a sentence that it should have a subject and a ver, the verb which should be related to the subject. Some people who are not good in English language may write a wrong sentence with incorrect subject-verb agreement e.g. “The boy were dancing” this sentence is incorrect because here the subject is singular but the verb is plural and according to the rule both should be either singular or plural at the same time so, the correct sentence is “The boys were dancing”.
One thing that is mostly found in a less proficient writer is the repetition of expressions. Sometimes the writer is unaware that he is using two different words with exactly the same meaning in a single sentence e.g. “Please can you repeat it again” now in this sentence the word “repeat” and “again” has same meaning so there is no need to use both words. This sentence can be corrected as “Please can you repeat it”.
Sometimes there is an error in the word choice of a sentence. A writer can use some incorrect words in a sentence because of the similarity between the words e.g. the use of effect Vs affect, these two words are often used by speaker in an incorrect way. This problem can be solved by learning and understanding the words with reference to the context.