Common Errors in Writing

 

Each pronoun should agree with their antecedent.

Each pronoun should agree with its antecedent.


Verbs has to agree with their subject.

Verbs have to agree with their subjects.


Never use no double negative.

Never use a double negative.


When writing, participles must not be dangled.

When you are writing, do not leave participles dangling.


In letters themes reports and stuff like that use commas to separate items in a series.

In letters, themes, reports, and other written work use commas to separate items in a series.


Do not use commas, that are not necessary.

Do not use commas that are not necessary.


Do not write run-on sentences you got to punctuate them.

Do not write run-on sentences. You must punctuate them.


Check to see if you any words out.


Never use a preposition to end a sentence with. That is a practice up with your reader will not put.

Never use a preposition to end a sentence. Your reader will not put up with that practice.


In my personal opinion I think that an author when he or she is writing should not get into the habit of making use of too many unnecessary words that he or she does not really need to use.

An author should not be wordy.


"The MLA Handbook" says to italicize book titles and put article titles in quotation marks.

The MLA Handbook says to underline book titles and put article titles in quotation marks.


Between you and I, case is important.

Between you and me, case is important.


Do not be a person whom confuses "who" and "whom."

Do not be a person who confuses "who" and "whom."


A writer must not shift your point of view.

A writer must not shift his or her point of view.


In formal writing, one shouldn't use contractions.

In formal writing one should not use contractions.


About sentence fragments.

A sentence must have a subject and verb to be complete. Otherwise it is only a fragment.


Its important to use apostrophe's in the right places.

It's important to use apostrophes in the right places.


Do not abbrev. or use etc.

Do not abbreviate or use et cetera.


Be careful to never split infinitives.

Be careful never to split infinitives.


Parallel structure will help you in writing more effective sentences and to express yourself more gracefully.

Parallel structure will help you write more effective sentences and express yourself more gracefully.


Modern day writers hypehnate compound adjectives, as when they refer to nineteenth century history.

Modern-day writers hyphenate compound adjectives, as when they refer to nineteenth-century history.


Last but not least, lay off clichés and mixed metaphors. They might kindle a flood of anger in your reader.