Agreement Writing Errors
Nothing makes writing dilettante and un professional as faults of fundamental sentences. This week we are dealing with errors in the pronoun-antecedent agreement and the subject verb agreement. Correct one of the three errors by locating where one sentence ends and the next begins, then add a conjunction and/or punctuation. However, don`t expect to use the same correction method for each error instance, as the best way to combine two sentences is determined by the context and style of the passage in which they are located. In modern American English, semicolons are usually used only if the two sentences to be attached are very short and/or very closely related in form and meaning. It is a matter of verb-subject agreement in this independent clause: „The general security of the city has improved considerably since its hiring.” The theme of security is simplified, which is a singular noun, so the verb must also be singular, which „improves” hurts and has „improved” the corrected verb. Errors in subject-verbal agreement occur in the English language when an author or speaker does not correspond to the number (singular or plural) of the verb with the number of the subject of the sentence. It is not always easy to recognize a subject-verb disunity because of the many exceptions to the rules of English, but some general guidelines will help the careful scribe to find most errors. Enter the elliptical modified word by rewriting the main sentence with an active voice> A common but less recognizable form of pronoun/pre-adverse chord is the use of you to talk to someone other than the reader. For very informal or written English, this may be acceptable, but in formal English, it is not.
The authors make this mistake for a wide variety of reasons. To correct, rethink the sentence and identify the actual agent of what is said in the sentence, or select one of the above strategies. There is one last pronoun/precursor agreement error that begins authors often make: start a sentence with demonstrative pronouns, without there being a nominative or nominative clause in the previous sentence that could serve as a precursor to the pronoun. For example, with the advent of word processing software, there is no excuse for spelling mistakes in the edited prose.