Project #80887 - paragraph

  1. Rewrite the paragraph below. For each sentence, identify the sentence error or explain the reason you made each change. (10 sentences, 2 points each, 20 points total)

    (1) In recent years, the National Football League has attempted to level the playing field, league officials have introduced measures that would create parity. (2) During the long-running dynasties of teams like the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. (3) Fans of less dominant teams had little hope of seeing their team in the playoffs or to celebrate a Super Bowl victory. (4) As a result, in the markets of losing teams, television ratings declined and the league decided to make a change. (5) Winning teams acquired the best players because they had the most money. (6) Imposing salary caps that limited the number of star players on a team, dynasty teams were unable to maintain their rosters. (7) Teams could only pay their stars as much as their limited budgets would allow. (8) Also, the advent of free agency. (9) Team owners could lobby players to sign contracts at decreased pay scales, and players were under no obligation to do so. (10) As a result, most NFL teams today have virtually the same level of talent, any team can win on any given Sunday.

  2. Rewrite the paragraph shown below, correcting the misplaced and dangling modifiers and adding words to improve the effectiveness of the paragraph. (10 points)

    It is hard to only imagine a world where the entertainment available was poetry recited in a drafty mead hall. Not being able to read, poetry must have been very important to the Anglo-Saxons. As excited as we would be by an action movie, an epic like Beowulf was thrilling; and an elegy like “The Seafarer” was truly a tearjerker.

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 09/03/2015 09:30 pm
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