Pronouns Summary: This section has information about how to use pronouns correctly. Contributors:Chris Berry, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2013-02-21 10:21:04 Because a pronoun REFERS to a noun or TAKES THE PLACE OF that noun, you have to use the correct pronoun so that your reader clearly understands which noun your pronoun is referring to. Therefore, pronouns should:
Dangling Modifiers Summary: This resource explains what a dangling modifier is and how to correct the problem. Contributors:Chris Berry, Karl StolleyLast Edited: 2013-01-07 12:05:23 A dangling modifier is a word or phrase that modifies a word not clearly stated in the sentence. A modifier describes, clarifies, or gives more detail about a concept.
Seven Sins of Writing - Seven Deadly Sins of Writing - Hamilton College The First Deadly Sin: Passive Voice In most instances, put the verb in the active voice rather than in the passive voice. Passive voice often produces unclear, wordy sentences, whereas active voice produces generally clearer, more concise sentences. More ... View PDF Version* The Second Deadly Sin: Incorrect Punctuation of Two Independent Clauses
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Conciseness Summary: This resource will help you write clearly by eliminating unnecessary words and rearranging your phrases. Contributors:Ryan Weber, Nick HurmLast Edited: 2013-02-27 10:18:41 The goal of concise writing is to use the most effective words. Concise writing does not always have the fewest words, but it always uses the strongest ones. Writers often fill sentences with weak or unnecessary words that can be deleted or replaced.
Composition. Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. Elements of Style