Power writing tips

Posted: September 23, 2010 in common mistakes, sentence structure, tips

Please proofread your work before sending it in and make sure that your writing makes sense. This week has seen many incomplete and run-on sentences which are NOT allowed. We had many articles rejected because of this. Below are a few mistakes I found and corrected. Please do not feel bad if I used your work – we use everyone’s experiences to enhance one another:

WRONG: Zinc is known to activate hundreds of genes it can also be used in the treatment of viral diseases and tumors.
RIGHT: Zinc is known to activate hundreds of genes. It can also be used in the treatment of viral diseases and tumors.

WRONG: These items could be kept in any of the closets that have space in them. Even if they have to be packed into boxes and stored in the garage.
RIGHT: These items could be kept in any of the closets that have space in them, even if they have to be packed into boxes and stored in the garage.

WRONG: To create a strong sense of community spirit.
RIGHT: This enables the creation of a strong community spirit.

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