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Four Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills
And How to Avoid Common Mistakes
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Below are some basic writing rules, along with an example of the rule being broken. Learn how to avoid these common mistakes.

1. Be Consistent
Sequence of Tenses:
After he broke his arm, he is home for two weeks.
Shift of Pronoun :
If one is tense, they should try to relax.
Parallelism:
She skis, plays tennis, and flying hang gliders.
Noun Agreement:
Eric and James want to be a pilot.
Pronoun Reference
Several people wanted the job, and he or she filled out the required applications.
Subject-Verb Agreement :
There is eight people on the shore.

2. Express Ideas Logically
Coordination and Subordination:
Jen has a rash, and she is probably allergic to something.

Logical Comparison:
Joey grew more vegetables than his neighbor's garden.

Modification and Word Order:
Barking loudly, the tree had the dog's leash wrapped around it.


3. Be Clear and Precise
Ambiguous and Vague Pronouns :
In the newspaper they say that few people voted.
Diction :
He circumvented the globe on his trip.
Wordiness:
There are many problems in the contemporary world in which we live.
Improper Modification:
If your car is parked here while not eating in the restaurant, it will be towed away.
4. Follow Conventions
Pronoun Case:
He sat between you and I at the stadium.
Idiom:
Jack had a different opinion towards him.
Comparison of Modifiers :
Of the sixteen executives, Gretchen makes more money.
Sentence Fragment:
Abby having to go home early.
Double Negative :
Andie has scarcely no free time.



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50 Tools that can Improve your Writing Skills

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