Basics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mistake Rule

 

My friend and i went to the store.

Use a big "I" when referring to yourself.

 

He said, " She is pretty ".

Don't put a space between a quotation mark and the word you are quoting.

 

I ate to much ice cream.

to / too

 

She use to

 

 

Mary said, "I love you." Jim answered, "I love you too."

When writing dialogue, start a new paragraph every time a new person speaks.

CM01

there / their / they're

 

CM02

your / you're

 

CM03

to / too / two

 

CM04

it's / its

 

CM05

then / than

 

CM06

have / of / 've

 

CM07

are / our

 

CM08

here / hear

 

CM09

affect / effect

 

CM10

a lot / allot

 

CM11

through / threw

 

CM12

accept / except

 

CM13

me / myself / I

 

CM14

whose / who's

 

CM15

fewer / less

 

CM16

good / well

 

CM17

lets / let's

 

CM18

who / whom

 

CM19

parallel structure

 

CM20

miplaced and dangling modifiers

 

CM21

subject-verb agreement

 

CM22

sentence fragments (Part 1: The Basics)

 

CM23

sentence fragments (Part 2: Other Situtations)

 

CM24

run-ons and comma splices

 

CM25

possessive vs. plural

 

 

 

 

 

Missing appostraphes (for possessives)

 

 

Failure to Capitalize Proper Nouns

 

 

Comma splices

 

 

Failure to capitalize "I"

 

 

kinda

 

 

supposed to

 

CM01

it's / its

 

CM02

there / their / they're

 

CM03

your / you're

 

CM04

to / too / two

 

 

The Pronoun "I"

 
 

Capitalizing Proper Nouns

 

 

then / than

 

 

have / of / 've

 

 

are / our

 

 

can not / cannot

 

 

use to / used to

 

 

suppose to be / supposed to be

(Friends are suppose to be kind)

 

 

here / hear

 

 

affect / effect

 

 

a lot / allot

 

 

through / threw

 

 

accept /except

 

 

me / myself / I

 

 

whose / who's

 

 

fewer / less

 

 

good / well

 

 

lets / let's

 

 

who / whom

 

 

kinda / kind of

It was kinda boring.

 

 

Pronouns and antecedents.

(I hate school because they are boring).

 

 

cause instead of because

 

 

mixing past tense and present tense

 

  incase in case