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Exercise 2

Retype the following passages, proofreading for errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost was a well loved poet. He was born on March 26 1874. He spent his first ten years in San Francisco California. His father William Frost died when Frost was ten. After his father's death, Frost moved East to Massachusetts with his mother. At the age of twenty one, Frost attended Harvard.

After several years as a teacher, Frost moved to England he wrote many poems there and lived on a farm. He published his first book of poems at the age of fourty. Readers loved his poems He won the Pulitzer Prize four times; furthermore twenty-eight universities gave him honorary degrees.

Frost once talked to a frend about poetry. He said "It begins as a lump in the throat." These are some of Frost's poems "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "the Telephone," and "To Earthward."