Elements of Style

Elements of Style - African Americans and Native Americans...

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Russell’s Elements of Style Please write clearly and avoid these mistakes: 1. Spelling (Sp) Incorrect Correct Chineese are a fair people. Sp Chinese are a fair people 2. Fragments (Frag): no subject or verb in the sentence. Incorrect Correct Chinese are a fair people. [ And a fun group. ] Frag Chinese are a fair people. And they are a fun group. 3. Agreement (Agr) : the number of subject/antecedent determines the number of the verb/pronoun Incorrect Correct He see the ball. Agr He sees the ball. A student in AAS would be wise to see their advisor. A student in AAS would be wise to see his advisor. One of those people who is never on time… One of those people who are never on time… 4. Pronoun problem (Pron): do not use pronouns unless they clearly refer to a subject. Incorrect Correct Lawmakers viewed Asian Americans, African Americans and Native Americans similarly. Also, t hey were mistreated by voters. Pron Lawmakers viewed Asian Americans,
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Unformatted text preview: African Americans and Native Americans similarly. Also, African Americans were mistreated by voters. 5. Run-on Sentence (R-O) Incorrect Correct [ Raoul tried his best this time that wasn't good enough. ] R-O Raoul tried his best this time. Yet this attempt wasnt good enough. 6. Start a new paragraph. 7. Tense (T) Incorrect Correct He comes into the room and he pulled a gun. T He came into the room and he pulled a gun. 8. Repetition (Rep): unnecessary wording or sentences. Incorrect Correct The shirt was blue [ in color. ] Rep The shirt was blue. 9. Capitalization (Cap): start new sentences and names with capital letters. Incorrect Correct chinese are a fair people. and they are a fun group. Cap Chinese are a fair people. And they are a fun group. 10. Word Choice (WC) Incorrect Correct China and its people are lovely. WC China and its people are lovely....
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