Ch 8: Identifying Errors in Writing

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This short chapter is filled with fun video lessons you can watch to strengthen your knowledge of ways to identify errors in writing. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can assess your comprehension of this subject and ensure you're ready to succeed on a test.

Identifying Errors in Writing - Chapter Summary

Whether you're a beginner or expert at identifying errors in writing, this self-paced chapter can improve your knowledge and abilities. Entertaining video lessons delve into the ways you can identify errors in verb tense, adjectives, pronouns and more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Pinpoint errors in adverbs, nouns and agreement
  • Locate errors in correlation, parallelism and comparison
  • Recognize errors in subordination and coordination
  • Identify wrong word use and subject-verb agreement errors
  • Find errors in agreement for pronouns and nouns
  • Pinpoint errors in verb tense, singular pronouns and plural pronouns

Get started by choosing the lessons you want to study and reviewing them as videos or full transcripts. Quickly and easily revisit key topics within the lessons by using the clickable timelines located below the videos. Before, during or after examining each lesson, feel free to take its accompanying quiz to check your understanding of its contents. A practice exam is available to gauge your overall ability to identify errors in writing.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Identifying Errors in Writing
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How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

1. How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

All sentences must have agreement. But what does that mean? How do you make words agree? Watch this video lesson to learn the answers to all your questions on agreement.

How to Identify Errors in Comparison, Correlation & Parallelism

2. How to Identify Errors in Comparison, Correlation & Parallelism

Ever write something that sounded just a bit off? You might be making simple errors with comparison, correlation and parallelism. Watch this video lesson to learn about these concepts and how to avoid misusing them.

How to Identify Errors in Coordination & Subordination

3. How to Identify Errors in Coordination & Subordination

Watch this video lesson to learn how to expand the sentences in your writing to create much more complex works using two methods: subordination and coordination.

How to Identify Wrong Word Use

4. How to Identify Wrong Word Use

Words are constantly being used incorrectly. Not sure if a word you used in your writing is correct? Watch this video lesson to learn three ways to identify errors in word use.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

5. Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

It's important that the subject and verb in every sentence agree in number. While it's often easy to make this happen, there are a few situations in which it can be tricky to achieve subject-verb agreement. This lesson explains how you can be sure to pair the right verb with a subject.

Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns

6. Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns

Agreement does not just mean sharing the same opinion. In grammar, agreement means so much more. Watch this video lesson to learn how agreement works in our sentences.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

7. 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.

Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns

8. Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns

It's sometimes not completely clear at first whether a singular or plural pronoun is necessary in a sentence. This lesson covers those confusing situations and explains how to be sure that you're using the right pronoun.

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