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ENG 1103: Nine Basic Writing Errors, Part II

Last Wednesday class, in you read one of your classmate’s analyses and composed a blog response to that student’s essay. This morning I asked you to revisit that exercise with a classmate’s final essay and annotated bibliography. As part of the assignment, I asked you to look for the nine basic writing errors outlined in Writing Analytically (342). Those errors are as follows:

  • Sentence fragments
  • Comma splices and fused (run-on) sentences
  • Errors in subject-verb agreement
  • Shifts in sentence structure (faulty predication)
  • Errors in pronoun reference
  • Misplaced modifiers and dangling participles
  • Errors in using possessive apostrophes
  • Comma errors
  • Spelling/diction errors that interfere with meaning

Continue to return to the textbook’s pages devoted to the nine basic errors as you work on your writing assignments for English 1103 and your other courses.

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