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Day 1

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is among the better books ever written.

In fact, the well known author Ernest Hemingway once wrote “all modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn .” Use of comma to set off a direct Capitalization of first word of quotation Correct comparison of an adjective

Day 1

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is among the best books ever written.

Correct comparison of an adjective In fact, the well-known author Ernest Hemingway once wrote , “ All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn .” Use of comma to set off a direct quotation Capitalization of first word of quotation

Day 2

Because aunt Polly kept a close eye on them, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were always getting into trouble.

“I’m fixin to organize a band of robbers,” Tom decided one day.

name Capitalization of title before person’s Correction of faulty letter

Day 2

Because Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were always getting into trouble, Aunt Polly kept a close eye on them.

Capitalization of title before a person’s name Correction of faulty subordination “I ’m fixin’ to organize a band of robbers,” Tom decided one day.

Use of apostrophe to show omitted letter

Day 3

The characters, that tried to swindle the girls out of their inheritance, were revealed as frauds in the end.

The Duke and King (as these frauds called themselves were tarred and feathered by the furious citizens.

Correct relative clause

Day 3

, T he characters who , tried to swindle the girls out of their inheritance were revealed as frauds in the end.

Elimination of commas with a restrictive clause Correct relative pronoun Th e Duke and King (as these frauds called themselves) were tarred and feathered by the furious citizens.

Inclusion of closing parentheses

Day 4

Huck don’t like to be tied down by the rules of society; as a result, he don’t hardly spend no time in school.

He is happy on his carefully-built raft as it floats down the Mississippi River.

Elimination of double agreement Elimination of hyphen used with compound modifier

Day 4

Huck doesn’t like to be tied down by the rules of society; as a result, he hardly spends any time in school.

Subject and verb agreement Elimination of double negative H e is happy on his carefully built raft as it floats down the Mississippi River.

Elimination of hyphen used with compound modifier

Day 5

For food, Huck and Jim catch fish and steal a few cupful of grain from neighboring fields.

Huck and Jims voyage ends when they arrive at the Phelps’s farm Tom and Huck immediately begin to plot a way to free Jim from slavery.

Formation of plural of compound noun Use of separate sentences to correct run-on possession

Day 5

For food, Huck and Jim catch fish and steal a few cupfuls of grain from neighboring fields.

Formation of plural of compound noun Hu ck and Jim’s Tom voyage ends when they arrive at the Phelps’s farm. and Huck immediately begin to plot a way to free Jim from slavery.

Use of apostrophe to show joint possession Use of separate sentences to correct run-on sentence