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What is wrong with these questions and why?

The first sentence is:
The audience was cheering as they stood to applaud the speaker.

The second sentence is:
The class presented their report as a group.

It says to correct the following the sentences. Cite the grammar rule that is applicable to each sentence.


Asked by Decker at 6:06 PM on Feb. 9, 2011 in

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  • Here's what I think:

    The audience was cheering as it stood to applaud the speaker.
    Noun/pronoun agreement: people in the audience = they ,but the audience as a whole = it

    The class presented its report as a group.
    Noun/pronoun agreement: students = they/their, but class = it/its

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:23 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Audience WERE

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:07 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • The audience were cheering...

    The class presented its report...

    Subject/verb agreement.

    Answer by misses_nick at 6:10 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

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