Ch 9: 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 9: 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

To share a message that resonates with readers, written communication must be free of mistakes. Learn how to identify errors in adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and agreement by reviewing the parts of a sentence and subject-verb agreement.

How to Identify Errors in Comparison, Correlation & Parallelism

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

Errors that occur in comparison, correlation and parallelism can undermine the integrity of your writing and damage the perspective that you are trying to convey. Learn how to identify errors in these forms, the importance of decent sentence structure, and how to properly use them.

How to Identify Errors in Coordination & Subordination

3. How to Identify Errors in Coordination & Subordination

Coordination and subordination are two ways of combining or expanding sentences or ideas. Learn how to identify errors in coordination and subordination, and explore subordinate clauses and coordination between sentences.

How to Identify Wrong Word Use

4. How to Identify Wrong Word Use

When a person is writing, it is easy to use the wrong word and not realize it. This lesson gives some handy tips on how one can identify when the wrong word has been used and corrected.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

5. Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

A subject-verb agreement is when the object in a sentence connects to the motion in a sentence in numerical value, meaning they are either both singular or both plural. Learn more about identifying subject-verb agreements, simple and compound sentence, subject-verb inversion, and indefinite pronouns to avoid errors.

Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns

6. Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns

Agreement in grammar exists when words are consistent across tenses and context. Identify different errors that appear in nouns and pronouns in gender, number, and case, and discover ways to avoid them in future writing.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

7. Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

Knowledge of grammar rules and the six verb tenses is key to writers being able to identify errors and use tense consistently; verb tense refers to the time that action occurs. Explore the correct usage of present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses.

Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns

8. Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns

Singular and plural pronouns are words that take the place of a noun. Learn about pronoun basics, pronoun-antecedent agreement, and indefinite pronouns, then discover how to identify and correct errors in their usage.

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