If you had (or still have) a dollar for all the grammar mistakes you have made in your life, you will be rich by now. Grammar helps you avoid common grammar and spelling mistakes (myadmissionsessay discount code). To save you time and money, Grammy worked to compile a daily list of 30 grammar tips for authors. Use these tips to improve your writing so that your work is clearer, more accurate, and more professional.
Overuse of adverbs
- The boy ran very fast to catch the ball.
- The boy ran to catch the ball.
Verbs – Words that often end edit the verb. They heal once in a while, but at most they are indicative of a weak verb choice. In our example, the verb “really fast” replaces the verb “ran away”. But does “really fast” paint a picture of clearer words for readers? Use the juicer verb “sprinted” instead.
- Too many prepositional phrases
- The caravan came to the top of the hill.
- The caravan grabbed the hill.
Preparations are words that often come before nouns and pronouns to indicate direction, place, or time. In the first sentence, we have two opening sentences – “from above” and “from the hill.” Excessive introductory sentences are your written words. Whenever possible, make it easy.
- Ambiguous (“Squinting”) modifiers
- Slowly listening to loud music gives me a headache.
- When I listen to loud music, I slowly develop headaches.
A squinting modifier is an incorrect placeholder that, due to its place in a sentence, can edit the sentence that precedes it or the word that follows it. (For example, in a sentence, is the subject slowly listening to music or is he slowly having a headache?) Which word do you want to edit?
Ambiguous pronoun references
- John had a card for Helga, but he couldn’t provide it because he was on her way.
- John had a card for Helga, but he couldn’t provide it because Tim was on his way to Helga.
- When you use the pronoun “her” or “her”, readers need to know to whom they refer. Without a clear conscience, a conscience is vague.
In our example of a vague conscience, the reader is not sure who the other “he” is. Was John in the way, or was someone else “he” involved? As the correct example suggests, the pronoun refers to “that” Tim, the card-blocking Helga. Always make sure that your conscience refers to a certain ancient.
Lila enjoys a bouquet of tulips that John gave her at a prom night, but she prefers roses. Leila enjoyed a bouquet of tulips, which John gave her on Prom Night. However, she prefers roses.
Run-on phrases also called fused phrases, occur when two complete sentences are grouped without the use of coordinated adaptations or appropriate intervals, such as a period or a semicolon. Run-on sentences can be short or long. A long sentence doesn’t have to be a run out. To avoid running sentences, see if more than two independent clauses convey more than one idea. In our examples, there are two complete sentences.
Lily enjoyed a bouquet of tulips, which John gave her at prom night. She prefers roses. These two sentences are complete ideas in themselves. Therefore, use semolina or a term to indicate that they are separate independent clauses.