These Common Grammar Errors you can Avoid

1. Subject-verb agreement: Make sure the subject of a sentence agrees with the verb in number (singular or plural).

2. Pronoun agreement: Make sure pronouns agree with their antecedents in number and gender.

3. Comma splices: Do not connect two independent clauses with a comma. Use a semicolon or a period instead.

4. Run-on sentences: Two independent clauses cannot be connected with only a conjunction (and, but, or, so, yet).

5. Apostrophe errors: Use apostrophes correctly to form possessives and contractions. For example, "The dog's tail" and "I'm going."

6. Homophone errors: Homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Use the correct word in the context of the sentence.

7. Verb tense errors: Make sure the verb tense is consistent throughout the sentence. For example, "I went to the store, I bought a book, and I read it."

8. Dangling modifiers: A dangling modifier is a phrase that modifies an unintended word or phrase.

9. Passive voice: Use active voice whenever possible. Active voice makes sentences more concise and direct.

10. Word choice: Choose the right word for the context of the sentence. Consider the meaning, connotation, and formality of the word you choose.

By avoiding these common grammar errors, you can improve your writing and make your communication more clear and effective.