key: error sheet #1

Alternatives have been given in a few cases, but there will almost always be more than one good correction.

(1) After a few day, people noticed a peacock had been kill again. .

After a few days, people noticed a peacock had been killed again.

(2) The next day five more peacock kill, so people worried.

The next day five more peacocks were killed, so people were worried.

(3) Later the murder of birds repeated again.

Later, the murder of birds was repeated. (OR: Later, more birds were murdered.)

(4) A woman named Brenda. She was charged murder.

A woman named Brenda was charged with murder.

(5) One lady stabbed another lady and baby born died.

One lady (OR: "woman") stabbed another woman and her baby was born dead.

(6) Another case was happened in Vancouver in 1991.

There was another case in Vancouver in 1991. (OR: Something similar happened in Vancouver in 1991.)

(7) On May 28, Brenda was born a child in her bathroom.

On May 28, Brenda had a baby in her bathroom. (OR: On May 28, Brenda gave birth in her bathroom.)

(8) He couldn't find a job, he had a mental illness.

He couldn't find a job. He had a mental illness. (OR: He couldn't find a job because he had a mental illness.)

(9) While he was treated in the mental hospital, he attacked a dog.

While he was being treated in the mental hospital, he attacked a dog.

(10) When he told her he was going to chop her head off, she started cry.

When he told her her was going to chop her head off, she started crying. (OR: ... she started to cry.)

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