16 rules of Grammar!

  • Created by: Nicole Ng
  • Created on: 23-12-12 09:04
subject-verb agreement 1
subject and verb separated (cross out the fat- usually between commas)
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subject-verb agreement 2
verb before subject (there is/are; shakespeare syntax i.e. funky word orders)
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subject-verb agreement 3
subject seems plural (neither..nor/either...or; in addition to/along with)
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Rule 4 (verb: simple past)
simple past vs participle (complex verb forms with helping verbs)
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Rule 5 (verb: infinitive)
infinitive vs gerund (to add 'ing' or not? e.g. prevent to compete-->prevent FROM COMPETING)
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Rule 6 (verb: general)
wrong verb tense (look at time references: since, [specific time], today, yesterday)
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Rule 7 (prepositions)
wrong preposition
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Rule 8
wrong word (watch out for homophones i.e. words that sound alike)
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Rule 9 (adj)
adjective vs adverb i.e. adj only describes n., adv. describes verb, adj etc. (adj and adv substitution; comparative vs superlative i.e. more, most)
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Rule 10
double negative (watch out: hardly, scarcely, without)
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Rule 11
Parallelism (faulty comparisons; listing)
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Rule 12
noun number agreement (logical no. relations; countable vs uncountable nouns i.e countable: fewer, many, farther || uncountable: less, much,further)
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Rule 13 (pronoun)
pronoun number (cross out fat between subject and pronoun)
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Rule 14 (pronoun)
***pronoun case
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Rule 15 (pronoun)
pronoun shift (one....one; everyone...he/her)
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Rule 16 (pronoun)
pronoun with ambiguous reference
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Card 2

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subject-verb agreement 2

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verb before subject (there is/are; shakespeare syntax i.e. funky word orders)

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subject-verb agreement 3

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Card 4

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Rule 4 (verb: simple past)

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Rule 5 (verb: infinitive)

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