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Four Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills
And How to Avoid Common Mistakes
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.
She skis, plays tennis, and flying hang gliders.
Eric and James want to be a pilot.
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.
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.
He circumvented the globe on his trip.
There are many problems in the contemporary world in which we live.
If your car is parked here while not eating in the restaurant, it will be towed away.
4. Follow Conventions
He sat between you and I at the stadium.
Jack had a different opinion towards him.
Comparison of Modifiers :
Of the sixteen executives, Gretchen makes more money.
Abby having to go home early.
Double Negative :
Andie has scarcely no free time.
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