Grammar

Missing word error

Sometimes writers forget to include a word that’s expected in a sentence. Here are a few examples. I prepare myself and do my daily reports to know how much food I prepare. (in order to know) The men frustrated. (were) I would really appreciate if you are able to test and provide your sign off

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Article Errors

What are articles? Articles are one of three types of determiner (articles, possessives, demonstratives) that come at the beginning of noun phrases. They help us to say whether things are known or unknown to the reader (the man outside vs. a man outside) and whether we are speaking about particular examples of something (a car caught

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Awkward Phrasing

It is sometimes difficult to know what exactly is meant by phrases such as, according to my memory, he proposed to me, a car that is a gift, my big parent’s house, and it hurt my heart.

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Common Present Perfect Errors and How to Fix them

The Present Perfect tense is a challenge for many learners. If your first language doesn’t have a tense analogous to it, perfect tenses can seem mysterious and unnecessary. Nevertheless, there is a logic to the Present Perfect that is easy to understand. Look at the following common errors, their corrections, and the explanation that follows.

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Easily Confused Words

Some low-frequency words are easy to confuse, especially if they sound similar. Here are some examples of words people mix up, with definitions to help you keep distinctions clear.  Alternate vs. Alternative INCORRECT:  The low-carb pizza is a healthier alternate.CORRECT:  The low-carb pizza is a healthier alternative. Explanation:  Alternate means “to occur in turn repeatedly.”

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Its or It’s

Why so confusing? Using “its” when you really meant “it’s” is a very common punctuation error, and it is easy to understand why it happens. The two forms sound identical. Not to worry, it is easy to eliminate this error from your writing if you ask yourself one simple question: Do I mean it is or

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Can I use an indefinite article with a plural noun?

Rule: Don’t use indefinite articles with plural words.Incorrect: He has a muscular arms. Correct: He has muscular arms. Rule: Use a partitive structure with words that are never singular.Incorrect: She wore a blue jeans. (Other examples: shorts, pants, jeans, leggings) Correct: She wore a pair of blue jeans. Exception: Words like “series” and “species” look plural, but they are also singular and can be used with an article.Correct: I

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What is the difference between a simple sentence, a compound sentence, and a complex sentence?

Learn the difference between simple, compound and complex sentences with anticipations, interruptions, and afterthoughts. In just 17 minutes, you will know how to punctuate and structure every sentence you will ever want to write.  Error Correction Exercise: Learn how to correct comma errors Watch a video: Learn the difference between a simple sentence, a compound sentence, and

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