Correctness

In this section of the site I’ve discussed the most common errors of sentence construction, gleaned from reading students’ essays over the years. Once you are comfortable with analyzing syntax—once fear and distaste are gone—it might be interesting simply to read through the range of errors. If any of them are your own, you will better understand how to avoid them. I haven’t included errors that are not syntactical: for instance, mistaking one word for another (like effect for affect) or redundancies or slang.

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