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Ch 26: Constructing Sentences & Paragraphs

About This Chapter

Start learning more about sentences and paragraphs by watching the lessons in this chapter. You could be able to improve your understanding and skills when it comes to writing.

Constructing Sentences & Paragraphs - Chapter Summary

This chapter exposes you to some great information regarding sentence and paragraph structure. Problems with sentences are also addressed, such as run-on sentences and comma splices.

As you move forward in this chapter, you'll start to look at revision and sentence agreement. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe parallelism
  • Identify verb tense errors
  • Simplify writing for conciseness
  • Revise a piece for errors
  • Avoid the use of faulty collective ownership words
  • Identify dangling and misplaced modifiers

Bettering your writing knowledge and skills is made simple thanks to the video lessons in this chapter, which are not that long. Use the self-assessment quizzes to see what information you remember from all of the lessons. If you need help with a topic, you can get in touch with one of our professional instructors online.

7 Lessons in Chapter 26: Constructing Sentences & Paragraphs
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Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

1. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

2. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

3. Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

In order to identify verb tense errors, you'll need to learn about the six verb tenses and how they differ. Once you know how to look for them, problematic shifts in verb tenses can be spotted and avoided easily.

Simplifying for Conciseness in Technical Communication

4. Simplifying for Conciseness in Technical Communication

Documents that are long and wordy are difficult to comprehend and often end up not being read completely through. This video provides strategies for keeping technical documents concise.

Revising Your Message for Errors, Conciseness & Readability

5. Revising Your Message for Errors, Conciseness & Readability

The three parts of producing a message are planning, writing, and completing. In the completing stage, it is crucial for business writers to examine their message for errors, conciseness, and readability.

Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

6. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

A common error occurs whenever a writer uses wording that suggests that a lot of people own or use just one thing, when really they all own or use their own separate things. This video will explain how to identify and fix this type of error.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

7. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.

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