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3.3: Mechanics (Type 2 Errors)

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  • Type 2 Errors

    While the Type 2 errors don't have the "do or die" importance of the Type 1 errors, learning about them and avoiding them in your writing will make you sound more educated and will give what you have to say more weight. That means you'll be more convincing, and your readers will be more impressed with you and with your message. Who doesn't want that?

    Type II

    Pronoun case errors

    Disagreement of pronoun and antecedent

    Verb tense sequence errors

    Shifts in mood, number, person, voice of verbs

    Dangling or misplaced modifiers

    Faulty parallelism

    Ambiguous, broad, and/or vague reference of pronouns

    Use of second person in formal essay

    Pronouns - Case, Agreement, Etc.

    Avoiding Second Person

    Verbs, Tense, and Tense Sequence

    Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers


    Parallelism Video

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