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January 29, 2012

3 Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid

Error-free content writing should be the aim of any good writer. Why is this so? Making even the simplest of errors can cause you to look dumb. Do you think people would like to read what you’ve written if you make irritating errors that can get on people’s nerves.

It doesn’t sound like fun but check your copy for errors is absolutely vital, and so here are 3 common mistakes that you should avoid:

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#1: Apostrophe Usage

There are two instances when you use the apostrophe and that is in the case of contractions (don’t, can’t) as well as to indicate possession (Danny’s car). It is better to leave the apostrophe out especially when you’re in doubt instead of adding one where it doesn’t belong. That way you can always get away with a ‘typo’ instead of looking like you don’t know what you are doing.

#2: Parallelism

This concept comes into play when you are making a list. So the rule is to start each action item under every bullet point with the same part of speech. For example, if the part of speech that you’ve started the first bullet point is a verb such as ‘deliver’, ensure that every other bullet point starts with a verb as well.

#3: Me and I Usage

People often are confused between the usage of ‘Me’ and ‘I’ and this will result in using ‘I’ instead of ‘Me’ and vice-versa. How you can determine which of these two should be used is to remove the other ‘person’ from the sentence, and you’ll know which one you should use.

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