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Common Errors in english

Common Errors in english

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Avoiding Common Errorsof Grammar 
One of the most important skills a writer canhave is the ability to compose clear, completesentences. The sentence is the basic unit of communication in all forms of English.Funk, McMahan, and Day
Elements of Grammar 
Not all mechanical errors bother readersin the same way
Errors thatdisturbrun-on sentenceits/it’sspell checker ignoredErrors thatdistractmissing intro commafaulty parallelismunclear pronoun ref Errors that feweven noticedifferent from/thancontractionsplit infinitive
 
The most important aspect of grammar is understanding what a sentenceis
Sentence:A sentence is group of words with a subjectand a verb that expresses a completethought.Fragment:A fragment being a group of words thateither is missing a subject or a verb or doesnot express a complete thought.Run-on:A run-on is two or more independentclauses that are not joined properly, for instance, a common mistake is to have acomma between the clauses.
Which are sentences (S), fragments (F),or run-ons (RO)?
Rubidium has no majoruses, however,it is morecommon in the earth than zinc, copper, or nickel.Although carbon dioxide occurs naturally, manhas dramatically increased its concentration thispast century.Several systems can detect plastic explosives.For example, thermal neutron activation systems,nitrogen sniffersystems, and enhanced x-raysystems.ROSS / F
 
Shown in yellow are corrections to the errorsfrom the previous slide
Althoughrubidium has no major uses, it ismore common in the earth than zinc, copper, or nickel.Although carbon dioxide occurs naturally, manhas dramatically increased its concentration thispast century.Several systems can detect plastic explosives.Examples includethermal neutron activationsystems, nitrogen sniffersystems, and enhancedx-ray systems.
Note that there are several waysto correct each of these errors
Rubidium has no major uses; however,it is morecommon in the earth than zinc, copper, or nickel.Rubidium has no major uses, butit is morecommon in the earth than zinc, copper, or nickel.Rubidium has no major uses. This metal, however,is more common in the earth than zinc, copper, or nickel.

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