Editing marks. The list of proofreading marks on this page includes those illustrated on page 285 of the textbook and some additional editing marks that you may find on your papers.
Some proofreading marks call for fairly simple corrections, such as fixing problems with spacing, alignment, or type styles. Others refer to mechanical and grammar problems, such as punctuation, sentence structure, and word choice. For additional help with correcting mechanical and grammatical errors, click on the symbol or meaning to go to additional information. S Archer. This is a list compiled from many different resources, some may be in the wrong category, some you may not think belong on the list.
If so, oh well! It's just here for general help. But the list of words other than said categorized! There's the ongoing debate about whether you should use this list or not for your stories and my opinion is it comes down to personal preferences. There are massively successful authors who use words other than said, and equally as successful authors who don't. To view this site in the best format it's recommended you use Firefox, Chrome, Safari or at least IE 9, or you may experience discrepancies. Back to links. National Punctuation Day. The Worst Analogies Ever Written in a High School Essay.
They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.
He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.
McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty Bag filled with vegetable soup. From the attic came an unearthly howl. Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center. He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree. These are the grammar, usage, and style errors seen most commonly in written materials.
11 Stupidest Writing Mistakes - SalesHQ. Sales Tips >> Browse Articles >> Proposals and Presentations Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary.
After all, can’t anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can’t. Even college graduates don’t seem to be learning composition basics. Of course not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain, but career success does depend on not looking stupid. Avoid these 11 mistakes and get the job, make the sale, and write better! Constipated Clauses Reporting on the feats and foibles of the Red Sox, a writer for South Coast Today notes: “It goes without saying that these exploits take a tremendous amount of skill.” If it “goes without saying” then don’t say it.
“Obviously, the sky is blue.” Comma Vomit True or false: a comma must precede any use of the word “and”? An example of correct comma use: “The game was over, and the crowd began to leave.” A comma can also precede “and” when it is used in a list of three or more items. The Death of Adverbs Less vs. List words containing ex. 50 Problem Words and Phrases. Wordiness, Wordiness, Wordiness List.
Absolutely essential = essential aforementioned = DELETE a bigger/greater/higher/larger degree of = more a considerable amount of = DELETE OR BE SPECIFIC a decreased number of = fewer.
Eight Secrets Which Writers Won't Tell You — Aliventures - StumbleUpon. Image from Flickr by Lazurite This is not particularly relevant to the post, but I’m getting an awful lot of comments telling me, often a little snarkily, “it’s ‘THAT’ not ‘WHICH’”.
The “don’t use which for restrictive clauses” rule comes (as far as I can tell) from Strunk and White. Plenty of authors, including Austen, have used “which” exactly as I use it in the title. It’s very commonly used like this here in England, so I’m guessing my comments are coming from US readers. There was never a period in the history of English when “which” at the beginning of a restrictive relative clause was an error. I thought about putting “that” in the title – but I like the sound of “which” between “secrets” and “writers”.
And with that out of the way, enjoy the post! A few years ago, I’d look at published writers and think that they were somehow different from me. They were real writers. I’m going to go through eight secrets. Secret #1: Writing is Hard The truth is, though, that writing is hard. 50 Problem Words and Phrases. Grammar: SENTENCE OR FRAGMENT? GAME #1.