Can you correct both errors in the sentence below? Scroll to the bottom of today’s post for the answer.
After we payed off our credit cards we started saving for our vacation trip to California.
My friend Karen White just sent me a link to a wonderful New York Times article: “The Whistleblower Knows How to Write.” Click here to read it: you’ll get a good refresher on some important points about writing.
The author, Jane Rosenzweig, directs the Harvard Writing Center. She analyzed the “whistleblower complaint” – a letter from a CIA officer claiming that President Trump put pressure on the Ukrainian government to interfere in next year’s Presidential election.
Somewhere there’s an English teacher who should be feeling very proud! Too bad that unsung person will never know that all those late-night grading sessions really paid off.
Instant Quiz ANSWER
The past tense of pay is paid. And this sentence begins with an extra idea that needs a comma: “After we paid off our credit cards.”
After we paid off our credit cards, we started saving for our vacation trip to California.
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