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Grammar Tips

For brief explanations and examples of general grammar problems to check for as you edit your papers, see the following topics.

5 Grammar Errors Guaranteed to Lower Your Grade

Making Your Verbs Agree with their Subjects

Avoiding Sentence Fragments

Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices

Choosing the Correct Verb

Making Your Pronouns Agree with the Word(s) They Stand for

Capitalizing Correctly

Using Punctuation Wisely

  • Commas
  • Semicolons
  • Apostrophes
  • Colons
  • Periods
  • Question Marks
  • Exclamation Points
  • Quotation Marks
  • Parentheses
  • Brackets
  • Dashes
  • Ellipses