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Guidelines for Proofreading
For most people, learning grammar is the first step in learning to write. Rules of grammar are the foundation for clear sentences, and clear sentences lead directly to good writing.
Can I Use Microsoft Word's Grammar Check?
Learn the pros and cons of relying on Microsoft Word's Grammar Check tool.
Easily Confused Words
When writing, it is sometimes difficult to remember the correct word. Here are some commonly misused words and examples of their correct usage.
Parallel Structure
Parallelism is a similarity of grammatical form for similar elements of meaning within a sentence or among sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement
This type of agreement helps to ensure that your paper will be accurate, clear, and stylistically correct.
Tense Shifting
Many students believe that tense changes should always be avoided, but sometimes a shift in tense is necessary. It is the unnecessary shifts in tense that sometimes cause awkwardness.
Common Problems with However, Therefore, and Similar Words
Writers often err when using words like however, furthermore, therefore, thus, consequently, and moreover to conjoin sentences.
How the Writing Center Can Help with Grammar
If you need help with grammar, here's how Writing Center tutors can assist you.
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