Grammatical & Contextual Correctness in Technical Communication


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Why is it important to ensure that the document you create is grammatically and contextually correct?

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1. Why is using spell check not enough to ensure that the spelling in the document is correct?

2. Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to identify common mistakes in technical communication. Concepts you'll need to know in order to pass the quiz include grammatical correctness, correct punctuation, style, and correct spelling.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What it means to be contextually correct
  • Limitations of spell check
  • Identifying incorrect punctuation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading Comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about style and tone from the related technical communications lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept contextual correctness
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding comma usage to identify incorrectly punctuated sentences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to ensure that the style of a document is correct

Additional Learning

To learn more about contextual correctness in technical documents, review the accompanying lesson called Grammatical & Contextual Correctness in Technical Communication. The lesson covers:

  • Correct placement of apostrophes
  • Four most important areas you should check in your writing
  • Examples of incorrect comma use and how to correct it
  • Modifier placement in sentences
  • How active voice affects style and tone