key to error sheet seven
• It is often possible to correct the items in an exercise like this in more than one way and this is particularly so when there are several errors in a single item. The correct versions offered here attempt to eliminate the mistakes while making as few changes as possible. Words and phrases in parentheses indicate alternative corrections.

1. While she was recovering, her son take good care of her.

correction:

While she was recovering, her son took good care of her.

2. While she was in the hospital, the doctor said that her ear was really bad so they need to replace it with an artificial ear.

correction:

While she was in the hospital, the doctor said that her ear was really bad so they needed to replace it with an artificial one.

3. Darlene had been working as a letter carrier for thirty years. She had never been afraid even after attacked by a dog and had some stiches.

correction:

Darlene had been working as a letter carrier for thirty years. She had never been afraid even after being attacked by a dog and having (had) some stiches.

4. They made no harm to her face as she blocked her face with her hand.

correction:

They did no harm to her face because she protected it with her hand.

5. She didn’t notice the two dogs. In a moment, she attacked. She tried to run, but before she can get away from the two dogs, she tripped on the curb and she fell down and the dog bitted her ear.

correction:

She didn’t notice the two dogs. Suddenly, they attacked (she was attacked). She tried to run, but before she could get away, she tripped on the curb and fell down and a dog bit her ear.