Are These Sentences Correct?

 Grammar is always a tricky business. It's so easy to sin against it if you don't have the fundamentals right. In these sentences we wrote, we THINK we did ok, but maybe there are mistakes. Can you have a look and let us know?
 
 
The suspects were interviewed right after the crime was committed by the detectives.
This sentence is correct.
This sentence has a misplaced modifier.
This sentence needs a different form of the verb.
 
 
Which of the following is correct?
Neither of the players in the last game was injured.
Neither of the players in the last game were injured.
 
 
Elizabeth Peabody was born in a school and thereafter felt destined to be a teacher. Her mother was a teacher and trains her daughters at her side. The academic life seems to suit Elizabeth, who thrived on the rigorous curriculum.
It lacks subject - verb agreement in some places.
There are inconsistent shifts in verb tenses.
Punctuation is wrong in this paragraph.
 
 
The teacher asked Anne and myself to do a peer review of each other's writing.
This sentence is correct.
"Each other's" should be replaced with "one another's."
Pronoun "myself" should be replaced with "me."
 
 
Which of the following is correct?
Anne whose research on health effects of air pollution was well-known was invited to speak at a conference.
Anne, whose research on health effects of air pollution was well-known, was invited to speak at a conference.
Anne which research on health effects of air pollution was well-known was invited to speak at a conference.
 
 
To see well, the lights in this room need to be adjusted.
This sentence is correct.
This sentence has a dangling modifier.
This sentence has a comma splice.
 
 
Which of the following is preferred?
When I did my lab experiments, I tried to thoroughly document each of my measurements.
When I did my lab experiments, I tried to document thoroughly each of my measurements.
 
 
Which of the following is correct?
Neither students nor their teacher is participating in this play.
Neither students nor their teacher are participating in this play.
 
 
Which of the following is correct?
Current decline in the housing market is often compared to the one in the '80s.
Current decline in the housing market is often compared to the one in the 80's.
Current decline in the housing market is often compared to the one in the 80s.
 
 
We cleaned all the living room while our parents were out to dinner.
It should say "at" instead of "out to".
It should say "the whole" instead of "all the".
The verb should be "went" instead of "Were".
The sentence has no mistakes.
 
 
This is a very simple procedure; it will take less than ten minutes.
The sentence has no mistakes.
There should be a comma instead of a semicolon.
It should say "fewer than" instead of "less than".
It should say "should" instead of "will".
 
 
Neither I or my sister can wait to learn to drive.
Should say "either" instead of "neither".
It should say "nor" instead of "or".
The word "how" should be after "learn".
The sentence has no mistakes.
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Nicely Done!
Your grammar is up to scratch and is indeed good enough for most communications and writing goals. However, if you want to be truly correct and a master of the English language, there are still some areas for improvement. Click on 'Show Answers' to see where you went wrong.
Superb Grammar!
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