Thought Groups Practice C – #79590

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Thought Groups Practice C – #79590

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Practice these sentences and pay attention to the pauses at the punctuation marks.

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  1. 3 + (3 x 2) = 9
    three  /  plus three times two  /  equals nine
     
  2. (3 + 3) x 2 = 12
    three plus three  /  times two  /  equals twelve
     
  3. (10 – 3) x 7 = 49
    ten minus three  /  times seven  /  equals forty nine
     
  4. 10 – (3 x 7) = -11
    ten  /  minus three times seven  /  equals negative eleven
     
  5. (408) 524-1649
    four oh eight  /  five two four  /  one six four nine
     
  6. 4085-241-649
    four oh eight five  /  two four one  /  six four nine
     
  7. “Tom,” said Cathy, “is mean.”
    Tom  /  said Cathy  /  is mean. (Cathy thinks Tom is mean.)
     
  8. Tom said Cathy is mean.
    Tom said  /  Cathy is mean. (Tom thinks Cathy is mean.)
     
  9. I would like to buy a car, phone, and house.
    I would like to buy a car,  /  phone,  /  and house. (Buy 3 things.)
     
  10. I would like to buy a car phone and house.
    I would like to buy a car phone  /  and house. (Buy 2 things.)
     
  11. Do you want a soup or salad?
    Do you want a soup  /  or salad? (2 choices)
     
  12. Do you want a super salad?
    Do you want a super salad? (1 choice)

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