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PostPosted: May 8th, 2011, 12:16 am 
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Just want to share an article I’ve read. Really interesting=)

5 Most Common Grammatical Errors

Error #1: Run-on Sentence or Comma Splice

A run-on sentence is a sentence that joins two independent clauses without punctuation or the appropriate conjunction. A comma splice is similar to a run-on sentence, but it uses a comma to join two clauses that have no appropriate conjunction.

Error #2: Pronoun Errors

Pronoun errors occur when pronouns do not agree in number with the nouns to which they refer. If the noun is singular, the pronoun must be singular. If the noun is plural, however, the pronoun must be plural as well.

Error #3: Mistakes in Apostrophe Usage


Apostrophes are used to show possession. However, you do not use an apostrophe after a possessive pronoun such as my, mine, our, ours, his, hers, its, their, or theirs.

Error #4: Lack of Subject/Verb Agreement

When speaking or writing in the present tense, a sentence must have subjects and verbs that agree in number. If the subject is singular, the verb must be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb must be plural as well.

Error #5: Misplaced Modifiers

To communicate your ideas clearly, you must place a modifier directly next to the word it is supposed to modify. The modifier should clearly refer to a specific word in the sentence.


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PostPosted: May 16th, 2011, 11:44 am 
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At first, I thought this was a bit off the wall, far too basic to be useful to writers on here.

On second thought, I mentally scanned some of the pro writers' word choices and sentence assemblies that I've read on-line. This supremely basic information is essential to about nine out of ten so-called professional writers.

Thanks for the reminder.


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