Tips for Avoiding Grammar Mistakes

Nicholas C. Rossis

Self-editing | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

Checking out grammar mistakes is quite easy—but only when you are not editing and proofreading your work by yourself. Otherwise, it’s almost impossible to catch things that would jump out of the page right away, were they written by someone else.

Sadly enough, typos and little grammar mistakes have the power to destroy the readability of your work.

While it’s almost impossible to write a few thousand words that are totally free of grammar mistakes and spelling errors, here are some tips to save you if you decide to be your own editor.

What are the basic grammar mistakes in writing?

Some of the most common grammar mistakes include:

  • Comma Splice. When you use commas to join two independent clauses, you may end up with a comma splice. For example, “I went to the mall, the missus was there.” These two clauses should be two separate sentences. Indeed, this…

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