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The Roadrunner's Guide to English: Proper Word Usage (Type 3 Errors)

Type 3 Errors

The Type 3 grammatical errors are less serious than the Type 1 and Type 2 errors, but that doesn't mean they aren't important. Using your words and punctuation correctly means that your reader can focus on what you're trying to say instead of how you say it. This makes a good impression of you, and it presents your ideas in the best possible light.

Type III

Errors in mechanics

     Capitalization               

     Italics

     Abbreviations and numbers

     Commas

     Superfluous commas

     Semicolon      

     Apostrophe    

     Quotation marks

     Period, question mark, exclamation point, colon, dash,

      parentheses, brackets

 

Errors in spelling and hyphenation 

 

Errors in usage

     Diction

     Exactness        

     Wordiness

     Unity and logical thinking

     Subordination  

     Separation of related sentence parts, split infinitive

     Sentence variety

     Paragraphing  

     Planning and drafting

     Revising and editing      

Commas

Which Word is Right?

Working with sentences

Colons

Punctuation practice and review

Spelling

Split infinitives

First Person