ENC2 - Common problems with SENTENCE STRUCTURE Most...

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Common problems with SENTENCE STRUCTURE Most importantly, avoid short, bumpy sentences and long straggling sentences with more than one main idea. Write with nouns and verbs. Locate Primary Nouns A participle phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the primary subject. (IN the following is examples, no. 2 is the more correct sentence.) 1. Walking slowly down the road, he saw a woman accompanied by two children. 2. He saw a woman, accompanied by two children, walking slowly down the road. 1. Young and experienced, the task seemed easy to me. 2. Young and experienced, I thought the task easy. Avoid Run-on Sentences Use a comma to separate two dependant clauses. I went to the store, and John went fishing. Avoid superfluous commas. I went to the store and then went fishing. Avoid Fragments Each sentence must have a subject and a verb. Use the ACTIVE voice . Avoid past tense when possible. In summaries, keep to one tense. Utilize the literary present when possible. 1. It has been researched that there is no cure for HIV/AIDS. 2. Research shows no viable cure for HIV/AIDS. 1. Intimate couples have been shown to enjoy lower stress lifestyles. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course ENC 2210 taught by Professor Rinne during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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