Sharon Serrago
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Usage

Subject-verb agreement
Noun-noun agreement
Pronoun usage
Verb tense
Active vs. passive voice
Shifts in person
Shifts in mood
Comparisons
Frequently confused words


Sentence Structure

Fragments, comma-splices, run-ons
Parallelism
Misplaced modifying phrases
Coordination and subordination
Verbal Phrases
Infinitive phrases
Gerund phrases
Participial phrases
Subordinate Clauses
Adjective clauses
Adverb clauses
Noun clauses
Nonrestrictive clauses and phrases


Punctuation
 Commas
Dates, addresses, series
Introductory clauses and phrases
 Introductory prepositional phrases
    
Introductory adverb clauses
Introductory participial phrases
Introductory appositives
Introductory adjectives
Restrictive and non-restrictive clauses and phrases
Appositive phrases
Adjective clauses
Participial phrases
Colons
Semicolons
 Dashes
Apostrophes
                 

 

 

 
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