Thursday, June 9, 2011

Correction Tips Compiled By me.......

Posted by catrocker at 3:26 PM

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Here are some of the correction tips i compiled. I have added examples for each tip.
1) check pronouns: Their, his, her
Wrong: The instructor asked everyone of the trainees to remain in their respective seat.
Correct: The instructor asked everyone of the trainees to reman in his respective seat.
2) Check for pronoun omission
Wrong: In Japan elderly people are treated with far greater respect than most West countries.
Elderly people in Japan v/s West countries???
Correct: In Japan elderly people are treated with far greater respect than those in most Western countries.
3) Check subject verb agreement
Wrong: A slowdown becomes useful only when the opportunity to both reorient as well as innovate are used for further growth.
slowdown .......... are???
Correct: A slowdown becomes useful only when the opportunity to both reorient as well as innovate is used for further growth.
4) Watch for incomplete comparisons
Wrong: California's child-support payments are as high or higher than other states.
As high....as.....
Correct: California's child support payments are as high as or higher than other states.
5) Watch for descriptions in the beginning
Wrong: Disturbed by the media's relentless criticism, it was decided by Gupta to resign as the chairman of TERI.
What does 'it' refer to ................... media's criticism or the disturbances????
Correct: Disturbed by the media's relentless criticism Gupta decided to resign as the chairman of TERI.

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