Tag: clauses

5 common writing mistakes that might trip you up

Wet floor sign: beware common writing mistakes

Every now and then I undertake a large proofreading job, such as a manual or an annual report. The most recent was a meaty 90,000-word operations manual. What I’ve noticed is that the same writing mistakes crop up time and

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What is it with the comma splice?

Say No to comma splices poster

Am I just becoming more pedantic as I get older? Or is there a general decline in grammar today? Either way, I’ve recently noticed a rise in basic grammatical mistakes, including the increasingly rampant comma splice. And it’s starting to bug me,

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Avoid ‘conjunctionitis’ by using conjunctions correctly

Whilst proofreading several websites and documents recently, one of the common mistakes I came across involved conjunctions. Seeing as I haven’t written a grammar-related blog post for a while, I thought it would make a good topic for this week’s

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