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It's because you can't use a comma to separate two independent clauses without their being joined by a conjunction, etc. The type of sentence construction your students are writing is known as a "comm …
answered Nov 20 '15 by Languagemaven
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Choice (1) is definitely correct. The "is" ultimately refers back to the antecedent "He," the subject of the sentence. Your reworded example would simply invert the original, but would not change the …
answered Nov 16 '15 by Languagemaven
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The portion you quoted is a sentence fragment, so I'll base my answer on the complete sentence cited in one of the comments: "One aspect where the ability of humans may initially be seen as an example …
answered Nov 17 '15 by Languagemaven
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It's not really a double negative, which are generally mistakes of course (which would be more something like "I can't hardly do this"). I think this is a use of understatement (also known as litotes) …
answered Nov 20 '15 by Languagemaven