Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept


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What does it mean to edit for mechanics?

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1. Which of the following makes it easier to catch errors when editing for mechanics?


What is wrong with this sentence:

When they got home. They decided to cook pork chops for dinner.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Do you know what mechanics are, in terms of writing? What's the best method for catching errors? Answer these and other editing questions correctly in order to pass this multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you understand the following:

  • The error exemplified by a period placed after a subordinate clause
  • What causes sentence fragments
  • Capitalization rules

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on editing for mechanics
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of mechanics to know what types of errors it covers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding error-catching strategies

Additional Learning

Continue your studies of the editing process via the accompanying lesson, which is titled Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Steps to take when editing
  • Types of phrases and clauses
  • Coordinating conjunctions