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Department
Writing
Course
Writing 2101F/G
Professor
Christine Kennedy
Semester
Fall

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Grammatical errors 1. Commas in a series  “Uncle David willed me all his property, houses, and warehouse” 2. Contractions  Don’t use ‘em 3. Wordiness  A sentence is wordy if it can be tightened without loss of meaning 4. Clarity  What you mean is what you write 5. You  Avoid using ‘they’, ‘it’ and ‘you’ in an indefinite (anyone) sense; when not addressing readers directly (set of instructions)  “My most important value is to follow your dream” 6. Redundancy  “But is able to” – Can  “Every experience I go through teaches me”  “To be able to talk” 7. Slang, Cliché, Jargon  “The bottom line” – Accounting jargon that’s migrated into everyday uses where few can read a financial statement  “In the end”  “Looking to” 8. Focus – Get to the point 9. “They’re always there for me” referring to family and friends 10. Quotation marks  According to Paul Elliott, Eskimo hunters “c
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