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Subject verb agreement, the verb must agree with the subject. MUST IGNORE

intervening phrases or clauses, focus on the first part

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a singular in form but plural in meaning, a noun the represent a group of persons, animals or things

collective noun

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if the group is acting as a single entity, match with

singular verb

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if the group is acting separately, match with

plural verb

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when the subject consist of two or more words that are connected by the word AND, the subject is plural thus calls for a

plural verb

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when the subject consist of two or more singular words that are connected by the words OR EITHER NEITHER NOR OR NOT ONLY BUT, the subject is singular and calls for a

singular verb

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when the subject consist of singular and plural words that are connected by the words OR EITHER NEITHER NOR OR NOT ONLY BUT, choose a verb that agrees with the subject that is

closest to the verb

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a sentence that has two or more independent clauses

compound sentence

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when two independent clauses are joined by a coordinating conjunction such as and or but, make sure to place

a comma before the conjunction

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occurs when two or more complete sentences are written as though they were one sentence

run on sentence

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run on sentence can be solved by adding

dash, semicolon, colon, coordinating conjunction or a period

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incomplete sentences, in order to make the XXX a sentence, it is necessary to supply an independent clause

sentence fragments

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are words or groups of words that are not located properly in relation to the words they modify. NEXT TO THE WORD, PHRASE, OR CLAUSE IT MODIFIES.

Misplaced modifier

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a phrase that is formed by a participle, its object and the object's modifiers; the phrase functions as an adjective. modifies the noun that either directly precedes or directly follows the phrase

participial phrase