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errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays.
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[NOTE: WritePoint comments are computer-generated writing and
grammar suggestions inviting the consideration and analysis of the writer,
not infallible statements of right/wrong, and they should not be used as
grading elements. Also, at present, WritePoint cannot detect quotations or
block-quotes, so comments in those areas should be ignored.]
In 1983 there
was an assignation attempt on our
[Use "we," "us," or "our" to mean yourself
and coauthors, not general humanity (or yourself and the reader)]
In reply to John Hinckley’s failed attempt President Reagan stated,
"You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one
way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and
if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time.
.. It's a
nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers."
Many people think that stricter gun control laws would keep America safer, but
gun control will never take firearms out of the hands of criminals and is a violation
of our second amendment right
[Check word choice: Unless meaning a law or
statute, "right" is an adjective (This is my right hand), but the adverb is
"correctly" (I put on the gloves correctly)]
“The USA has experienced recent gun-related tragedies, including the deaths of
14 students and 1 teacher at Columbine High School in Denver, Colorado in April
1999, and the death of 12 citizens by a trader in Atlanta, Georgia, in July of the
same year. On 14 May 2000 (Mother's Day in the USA) hundred of thousands of
mothers and their families held a ‘Million Mom March’ in Washington, DC, the
largest gun-control rally ever, and demonstrated in 70 other US cities.” This
march and thousands others like
[Check word choice--(1) use "like" if the
following is not a complete clause (.
..and like a heavy rainstorm); otherwise
use "as" or "as if" (2) if its meaning is a comparison (we ate fruit like
apples), "like" means something similar to what you are discussing; "such
as" means things exactly fitting your definition; (3) "like" is also a verb (I