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What the Clinic Fixes When We Proofread Documents


What we fix when we proofread

  ♦ grammar
♦ typographical errors
♦ misspellings
♦ punctuation
♦ comma splices
♦ sentence fragments
♦ run-on sentences
♦ subject-verb agreement
♦ verb tense
♦ double negatives
♦ sequence of words
♦ incorrect prepositions
♦ adjective and adverb use
♦ noun strings
♦ countable and uncountable nouns
♦ preposition at the end of a sentence
♦ pronoun-antecedent agreement
♦ pronoun case agreement
♦ agreement errors
♦ beginning a sentence with a conjunction
♦ comparison of absolute adjectives
♦ countable and uncountable quantifiers
♦ dangling modifiers
♦ duplicate pronouns
♦ faulty parallelisms
♦ gerund/infinitive use
♦ incomplete comparisons
♦ infinitives without ‘to’
♦ limiting modifiers
♦ misuse of ‘like’ and ‘as’
♦ misuse of ‘much’
♦ misuse of quantifiers
♦ misuse of subordinate clauses
♦ misuse of ‘these’ and ‘those’
♦ missing question marks
♦ modal verb use errors
♦ redundant pairs of words
♦ sequence of tense
♦ squinting modifiers
♦ unbalanced or misplaced punctuation
♦ unnecessary infinitive clauses
♦ use of articles
♦ use of ‘other’ and ‘another’
♦ use of subjunctive
♦ vague pronoun references
♦ verb form usePunctuation Proofreading Examples
♦ comma splices
♦ commas after introductory clauses
♦ proper end-of-sentence punctuation
♦ semicolon use
♦ misplaced punctuation
♦ unbalanced punctuation

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