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Mariam Salameh English 3301 26 February 2018 Dr. Barbara Heiffron Mina P. Shaughnessy 3-4 In chapter three, Shaughnessy focuses on students’ major errors in syntax, which she loosely defines as a problem that keeps a sentence from “working” (47). Some examples of these errors are the following: accidental errors, blurred patterns, different types of consolidation errors, and inversions. Though she discusses the issues with accidental errors, I don’t think it’s such a major problem that could not simply be fixed once the student goes over it. Shaughnessy emphasizes how BW students get so focused with writing correctly rather than writing better. Also, she argues the various ways in which students incorporate their everyday speech into their writing, which ultimately leads to repetition and loose coordination. At the end of chapter three, Shaughnessy talks about the causes and cures for these syntactic errors. There are many reasons as to why

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