Friday, March 23, 2018

Are You Ready for MANA's Five-Day Grammar Challenge?


Would you like to test your knowledge of grammar? If so, then test out your skills in MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) "Five-Day Grammar Challenge." 

If you are able to meet and pass four challenges, you will get a free copy of the e-book version of MANA"s book on grammar, titled, Bare Essentials Bits—The Book. The book is based on a series of MANA's podcasts on grammar (go HERE to read our blog post about the book). 

You will also receive a $10 gift certificate to purchase any item on the MANA website. The certificate will last for six (6) months. 

The fifth challenge involves writing a 250-word short story for possible publication in the April or June issue of MANA's newsletter, The MANA Sunset.

Are you ready for the Grammar Challenge? 


Day 1 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. There are ten (10) grammatical errors in the paragraph below. Write the whole paragraph.

2. Under the paragraph, write the sentence and indicate the errors and explain why you feel such errors exist. 

3. E-mail the error to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

PARAGRAPH:

When I pass from this life I want to be remembered for several things. Before you pass there might be many questions that others may want to remember. This question challenges many. This is an inquiry that periodically comes up in our minds. The number of people who mourn our life ending help up know how good of a life you have. Or that would be important to many of us. Important to many of us. 

Enjoy the challenge!

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DAY 2

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. There are twelve (12) grammatical errors in the paragraph below. Write the whole paragraph.

2. Under the paragraph, write the sentence and indicate the errors and explain why you feel such errors exist. 

3. E-mail the error to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

PARAGRAPH:

If people know how to use language effectively it can give people power. Expressing oneself by the way they can tell the audience a lot about a person. Most author's who have studied language and it's power support the need for people to learn how to harness and not abuse that power. Language can change due to a region in which one lives or locates too, it can change due to audience and who the speaker is speaking too, as well, as personal experiences while growing up. There are some authors' that focus their studies to see how people develop language skills that demonstrate competency and power.

Enjoy the challenge!
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DAY 3

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. There are ten (10) grammatical errors in the paragraph below. Write the whole paragraph.

2. Under the paragraph, write the sentence and indicate the errors and explain why you feel such errors exist. 

3. E-mail the error to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

PARAGRAPH:

Expressing discipline is simply training people to act as responsible citizens. Character as well as how we think play a major role in these processes. Because so many styles of discipline exists handing out discipline needs to be on an individual basis. Encouraging good behavior with rewards works for some. Punishment, however forced a better response from others. For discipline to be effective correction, reinforcement, and/or prevention are the best methods. 

Enjoy the challenge!
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DAY 4

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Write two separate sentences that demonstrate the difference between the two words in the list below.

2. E-mail your sentences to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

1. Then and Than
2. Are and Or
3. Accept and Except
4. Affect and Effect
5. Its and It's
6. There are and They're
7. Your and You're
8. To and Too
9. An and And
10. Their and They're

Enjoy the challenge!
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DAY 5

INSTRUCTIONS:

Write a short story that is no more than 250 words with no more than five comma errors and no grammatical errors. The short story can be any genre, except erotica, with the following sentences beginning the short story: "Spring is here! What should I do, now?"

The short stories that meet this challenge will be submitted to the editor of The MANA Sunset newsletter for consideration of publication in the April 2018 or June 2018 issues. 

All submissions must be Microsoft Word files, only one submission per individual. 

E-mail your sentences to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Enjoy the challenge!

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