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Common Errors Common Errors In Writing In Writing
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Most Common Errors Point of View Shifts in Point of View and Tenses Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Pronoun Reference Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions
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Point of View POV Focus 1st person I On Writer 2nd person You On Reader 3rd Person Nouns On Subject
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Shifts Point of View Shifts I: The most important decision I make is my career choice. You need to pick a career that you like. C: The most important decision I make is my career choice. I need to pick a career that I like.
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Shifts Tense Shifts I: Telephone marketers always call when we were eating. C: Telephone marketers always called when we were eating. C: Telephone marketers always call when we are eating.
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Pronoun/Antecedents Pronouns take the place of nouns(antecedents)
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Unformatted text preview: Pronouns must agree in person and number (singular or plural) I: A teacher should explain their assignments. C: Teachers should explain their assignments. Pronoun Reference Avoid Vague Pronouns This, that,or which - should have a specific noun that it replaces You, it, or they - should have a specific noun that it replaces I: In Hollywood, they dont know what movies to make. They = ? Movie directors I: It is well known that sunscreen prevents skin cancer. It = ? Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions FANBOYS - For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so These words connect two independent clauses. Always us a comma before a coordinating conjunction. I like ice cream, and I eat it everyday....
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