• Redundancy
  • Subject-verb Agreement
  • Pronoun-antecedent Agreement
  • Faulty Parallelism
  • Dangling Modifiers
  • Punctuation, particularly colons and semicolons
  • Comma Splices
  • Possessives
  • Pronoun Usage (each, every, any)
  • Verb Tenses
  • Possessives

Faulty Parallelism

  1. We must either raise revenues or it will be necessary to reduce expenses.
  2. Stoics deny the importance of such things as wealth, good looks, and having a good reputation.
  3. In his farewell address to the army, the general praised his soldiers for their unsurpassed courage and gave thanks because of their devotion.
  4. The crowd that had gathered outside the court was loud and they were angry.
  5. If you hire a contractor to make home improvements, follow these recommendations:
  1. Find out if the contractor belongs to a trade association.
  2. Obtain estimates in writing.
  3. Ask for references.
  4. Make sure that the contractor is insured.
  5. Contractors who ask for cash to dodge paying taxes

 Dangling Modifiers

  1. After walking for hours, the car looked wonderful. 
  2. While watching a classic film, commercials are irritating.
  3. To please the children, some fireworks were set off early.
  4. At the age of twelve, my mother entered me in a contest. 
  5. By taking good care of myself, the flu never kept me from work this winter.
  6. Dropped in the bushes, the child found the missing keys.
  7. Carrying a heavy pile of books, her foot caught on the step.