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Common mistakes

Posted: September 23, 2010 in common mistakes, guidelines, punctuation

Do not overuse commas. They make sentences too long.

Many writers do not use their commas correctly. They write “This is a cartridge, the ink is stored there.” That should be 2 sentences as it conveys 2 ideas. A single sentence contains only 1 idea.

Avoid special characters such as – (hyphen), ; (semi-colon), : (colon). “quotation marks”, ? (question marks) and ! (exclamation marks).

Use full stops, Capital Letters and paragraph breaks.