This is just part of story.
A dog’s barking somewhere in the distance. Is it a police dog perhaps? The man in the field doesn’t know. There is only one idea in his mind at the moment: he must find food and some warm clothes, but where?
The students have read it and then they have these directions:
Now using the narrative tenses rewrite Episode 3 on page 14. For detailed rules go to page 2 inthe Student Writing Support.
This is how the text should look:
A dog was barking somewhere in the distance. Was it a policedog perhaps? The man in the field didn’t know. There was only one idea in his mind at that moment: he had to find food and some warm clothes, but where?
My question is on the article ‘the’. Should I change it to ‘that’ because there’s the word ‘moment’ after it, or I should just leave it the way it is with 'the'?
Thanks in advance.
Personally, I would include commas here:
NowUsing the narrative tenses, rewrite Episode 3 on page 14. For detailed rules, go to page 2 in <space> the Student Writing Support.
Perhaps some teacher can correct me if this is wrong.
Also, "in the Student Writing Support" sounds odd to me. Student Writing Support what, web site? Workbook? Powerpoint? If that is the literal title, then I think I would leave off the article: "For detailed rules, go to page 2 in Student Writing Support."
Thank you for your suggestions.
The manuscript has at the very beginning 'The Student Writing Support'
EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it "On the day" could remain the same in the narrative.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Mar-2012 at 15:48. Reason: typo