“7 Grammar Mistakes You’re Probably Making” is the title of a Huffington Post article on common mistakes writers make. A company called Grammarly organized a group of authors to collaborate on a novel for NaNoWriMo. Approximately 300 writers from 27 countries contributed 130,927 unedited words. Grammarly has created grammar-checking software and says it’s an automated proofreader that corrects up to 10 times more mistakes than word processing software.
They ran the group novel through their software and found the following to be the most common mistakes made by the authors who wrote for the group book project—visit the article page to see a complete explanation:
- Missing comma
- Run-on sentences
- Comma splice
- Comma misuse
- Definite versus Indefinite article use
- Redundant article
- Missing article
It’s interesting how many comma issues showed up. I should add that I often correct mistakes in the use of definite and indefinite articles.
See you for the flogging on Wednesday.
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