Makaʻala Moment 4

Although Mrs. Mauna liked her two son-in-laws equally good she favored the one who didn’t run his truck into the pedestrian overpass, and backed up traffic for twelve hours. (5)

1. The plural of “son-in-law” is “sons-in-law.”

2. The adjective “good” should be the adverb “well.”

3. We need a comma after the introductory adverb clause.

4. We don’t require a comma for the compound predicate “didn’t run” and “(didn’t) back up.”

5. “backed up” should be “back up,” following the shared helping verb “didn’t.

A corrected version might read

Although Mrs. Mauna liked her two sons-in-law equally well, she favored the one who didn’t run his truck into the pedestrian overpass and back up traffic for twelve hours. (5)

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