How proofreading can change your good essay into the best one
Importance of proofreading
Common mistakes while writing and proofreading
1.Use of comma and full stops: We tend to use commas and full stops everywhere but not necessarily where required.
Incorrect: She exercises regularly, which includes walking, jogging, and running.
Correct: She exercises regularly which includes walking, jogging and running.
2.Apostrophes’ confusion: Possible use of the apostrophes’ in right place.
Case I: It is my friend’s birthday today. (Meaning birthday of a particular friend)
Case II: I have my friends’ contact number saved in my cell phone. (Meaning having multiple numbers of friends’ contact number)
3.Wrong use of the word: We sometimes write the words which are not required in the place.
Mary was not identified by the security guard until she showed him the access card. (Right)
Mary was not identified by the security guard until she showed him the excess card (Wrong)
4.Use of capital letters in the middle of the sentences: Capital letters should be used at the start of a sentence. But they can also be used to indicate a noun if used in the middle of the sentence.
Bob was in the United States today. He is traveling to India tomorrow.
5.Run-on sentences: Run-on sentences are the sentences having two or more independent clauses joined without proper punctuation mark or conjunction.
It’s really hot today we’re going to the swimming pool today. (Incorrect)
It’s really hot today; we’re going to the swimming pool today. (Correct)