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Usage

Subject-verb agreement
Noun-noun agreement
Pronoun usage
Verb tense
Active vs. passive voice
Shifts in person
Shifts in mood
Comparisons
Frequently confused words


Sentence Structure

Fragments, comma-splices, run-ons
Parallelism
Misplaced modifying phrases
Coordination and subordination
Verbal Phrases
      Infinitive phrases
      Gerund phrases
      Participial phrases
Subordinate Clauses
      Adjective clauses
      Adverb clauses
      Noun clauses
Nonrestrictive clauses and phrases


Punctuation

Commas
              Dates, addresses, series
   Introductory clauses and phrases
                       Introductory prepositional phrases
                     
                       Introductory adverb clauses
                      Introductory participial phrases
                      Introductory appositives
                      Introductory adjectives
          Restrictive and non-restrictive clauses and phrases
                     Appositive phrases
                     Adjective clauses
                     Participial phrases
        Colons
        Semicolons
        Dashes
        Apostrophes

 

 
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