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Pop Questions 2008

Solution - lightbulb14 Dec 2008 Told —  Say vs. Tell
A quick-thinking pizza man told he threw a large, hot pepperoni pizza at gunman to stop him.

A quick-thinking pizza man told he threw a large, hot pepperoni pizza at gunman to stop him.

Laid-off workers lay the blame on management. "We're not going to take this laying down!"

Laid-off workers lay the blame on management. "We're not going to take this laying down!"

Solution - lightbulb30 Nov 2008 Accept —  Accept vs. Except
Will Contress except the automakers' proposal?

Will Contress except the automakers' proposal?

Solution - lightbulb23 Nov 2008 Domino effect —  Affect vs. Effect
If General Motors fails, it will have a domino affect on the rest of the country.

If General Motors fails, it will have a domino affect on the rest of the country

Automakers will be expected to: change corporate management; design more energy-efficient cars; retool auto factories; and to get auto workers back to work.

Automakers will be expected to:
  • change corporate management;
  • design more energy-efficient cars;
  • retool auto factories;
  • and to get auto workers back to work.

Barack Obama (President-Elect) will begin to build his transition team and appoint his cabinet.

Barack Obama (President-Elect) will begin to build his transition team and appoint his cabinet.

Solution - lightbulb2 Nov 2008 ParallelParallel phrasing
We stood in a long line waiting, talking and discussed how to fix this this country.

We stood in a long line waiting, talking and discussed how to fix this this country.

Punch mark or fill in your ballot!

Punch mark or fill in your ballot!

I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people.

I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people.

Solution - lightbulb12 Oct 2008 Because ofBecause | Because of | Pronouns | Commas
Because of it is coming soon, news coverage of the election is increasing.

Because of it is coming soon, news coverage of the election is increasing.

Solution - lightbulb28 Sep 2008 NeverEmphasis Word Order
Never we have to have a financial bailout of banking institutions in the U.S. before.

Never we have to have a financial bailout of banking institutions in the U.S. before.

Solution - lightbulb21 Sep 2008  That-whatWhat–Subj Clauses
Obama - What he said that change is coming.

Obama - What he said that change is coming

Solution - lightbulb14 Sep 2008 TryMeaning Differs | Using hyphens
Juvenile court to try shooting defendent.

Juvenile court to try shooting defendent.

Senator Obama spoke in front of a eighty-thousand persons audience.

Senator Obama spoke in front of a eighty-thousand persons audience.

Alcatraz Island surrounding by fog was a depressing place to serve time in prison.

Alcatraz Island surrounding by fog was a depressing place to serve time in prison.

Why did you come here? I came for getting a good education.

Why did you come here? I came for getting a good education.

Where did you go on your vacation? We have been to the beach this summer.

Where did you go on your vacation? We have been to the beach this summer.

I was surprising to see the sheeps were walking in the road.

I was surprising to see the sheeps were walking in the road.

Solution - lightbulb05/18/2008  EvenIndeed / Even  | Because/ Though
The Gingerbread House Maker: He even works though he is retired now.

The Gingerbread House Maker: He even works though he is retired now

The runner who his balloons popped ran to the finish line naked.

The runner who his balloons popped ran to the finish line naked.

More fruits and vegetables, less wrinkles!

More fruits and vegetables, less wrinkles!