Your Guide to Navigating and Avoiding Common Grammar Mistakes

Subject-Verb Agreement

Ensure that the subject and verb match in number, like changing "She walk to the store" to "She walks to the store."

Run-on Sentences

Avoid merging independent clauses without proper punctuation or conjunctions. Break them into separate sentences. For example, transform "I like to read I also enjoy painting" into "I like to read. I also enjoy painting."

Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers

Prevent confusion by placing modifiers near the word they modify. Correct "Running quickly, the dog was spotted by the park" to "While running quickly, I spotted the dog in the park."

Pronoun Errors

Ensure pronouns match in gender, number, and case with their nouns. Fix "Me and him went to the party" to "He and I went to the party."

Incorrect Verb Tense

Convey timing accurately with the right verb tense. Revise "I have gone to the store yesterday" to "I went to the store yesterday."

Sentence Fragments

Complete sentences to convey complete thoughts. For example, change "In the garden. I saw a beautiful butterfly" to "In the garden, I saw a beautiful butterfly."

Comma Splices

Avoid using a comma to connect two independent clauses. Use a semicolon or conjunction. For instance, "I love to swim, I swim every day" should be "I love to swim; I swim every day."