20 common errors

20 common errors - 20 Most Common Errors Name Identifying...

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20 Most Common Errors Name Identifying the 20 Most Common Errors in Student Writing In their 1988 study, Robert Connor and Andrea Lunsford tallied the most common grammatical errors in 3,000 college essays from across the country. The following is the list, by no means comprehensive, that they developed. Frequency of error may shift across time and geographic lines, but this list provides a general starting place for helping us identify where students need to improve their grammar, usage, and punctuation. 1. No comma after introductory element 2. Vague pronoun reference 3. No comma in a compound sentence 4. Wrong word 5. No comma in a non-restrictive element 6. Wrong/missing inflected endings 7. Wrong or missing preposition 8. Comma splice 9. Possessive apostrophe error 10. Tense shift 11. Unnecessary shift in person 12. Sentence fragment 13. Wrong tense of verb form 14. Subject-verb agreement 15. Lack of comma in a series 16. Pronoun agreement error 17. Unnecessary comma with a restrictive element
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