With the advent of word processing software, there is no excuse for spelling errors in the edited prose. All word processing programs have spell controls that can be turned on or off. If they are activated, they basically work as follows: you compare the words you type with words in a repository with acceptable words, called dictionaries, and then warn in one way or another that a word that is not in the dictionary can be misspelled. Most spelling reviewers also mark repeated words. Many spelling controls can also be set so that some common typographical errors are automatically corrected, for example. B them for their. Words such as familiar names or phrases, which would not normally be found in a book style dictionary, are not included in the program dictionary. If the software tells you that a word you would find in a dictionary is not included in the dictionary, use a dictionary in the book style to find out how a word is being used correctly. In addition, a spell check will miss a misspelling that is a real word, but not the word you need – as if you think so, if you think it`s them, if you think they are or are there, or if you`re talking about form. Subject-verbal chord errors occur when the scribe or spokesman uses the plural form of a verb, when the subject calls the singular form, or when the singular form of a verb is used, then the subject calls the plural form. “The subject does not agree with the verb,” is an example of a subject-verb agreement error. You would say, “The subject does not agree with the verb.” Use your verb to find your subject, then make sure you have used the right verb for the subject to find errors of subject agreement. 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. 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. Bob is a third individual-singular noun, and therefore the verb (readers) is singulif. This harmony between the subject and the verb is called concordance. As with your frequent spelling mistakes, you should record all the verb errors you`ve made, then learn the right shape and memorize and memorize. If you can detect and correct these six most common errors, your verb-subject agreement should be correct most of the time. However, as described in lesson 4, there are a few additional errors that should not be ignored. A pronoun must correspond in terms of sex and number to its recently mentioned predecessor, name or pronoun, to which it refers. There are several errors that arise from the fact that this rule is not respected. By trying to correctly replace any subject with the singular pronoun “es” or the plural pronoun “them,” you should then be able to determine whether the verb of agreement should also be singular or plural.