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CHAPTER 13: Sentence Fragments
Exercise 13.1: Proofreading Practice
1. C, 2. C, 3. F, 4. C, 5. F, 6. C, 7. C, 8. C, 9. F, 10. C, 11. C, 12. F, 13. C, 14. F, 15. C, 16. F, 17. C, 18.
C, 19. F
Exercise 13.2: Pattern Practice
CHAPTER 14: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Exercise 14.1: Proofreading Practice
According to some anthropologists, the fastball may be millions of years older than the beginning of
baseball. To prove this point, prehistoric toolmaking sites, such as Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, are
offered as evidence. These sites are littered with smooth, roundish stones not suitable for flaking into
tools. Suspecting that the stones might have been used as weapons, anthropologists have speculated that
these stones were thrown at enemies and animals being hunted. Searching for other evidence, historical
accounts of primitive peoples have been combed for stories of rock throwing. Here early adventurers are
described as being caught by rocks thrown hard and fast. Used in combat, museums have collections of
these “handstones.” So stone throwing may have been a major form of defense and a tool for hunting.
Being an impulse that still has to be curbed, parents still find themselves teaching their children not to
Exercise 14.2: Pattern Practice
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