I’m teaching an SAT II Writing class, and I’ve been nailed by the students on a couple things in our text.
Is there something technically wrong with “He was admired more for his humor than for what his poems had to say”? Is this a violation of parallelism?
Is there something wrong with, “It is way too early to make a decision about this”? Our text is arguing that you shouldn’t use the “way”, but I don’t see the problem.
Look at the previous paragraph. Should the question mark be inside or outside the quote marks, since this isn’t a real quote from a person and I’m only trying to set the phrase apart?
I told them that “She told him that the world was square” is correct because she was wrong. This situation has no hope of being correct in the present. Then is it correct to say “The teacher told Sally that she is a great student.” The kids said, “Well, is she still a good student, or was it only true then?”
Thanks for the help.