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Rules

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Proper Nouns Do Not Take Articles Nouns

Proper nouns (e.g. John, Alice and India) do not take articles. 

  • Incorrect: The New York is a lovely city.
  • Correct: New York is a lovely city.
György Chityil - George
Fused Sentence Mechanics

A fused sentence misses proper punctuation between clauses, and this check identifies such sentences and guesses the part of the sentence where you combine two clauses without proper separation. For solving these issues, study the in-depth explanations in the references.

György Chityil - George
Change of Tense Verbs

The first verb in a sentence establishes the tense of any verb that comes later. If you begin writing in the past, don’t change to the present. Similarly, if you begin writing in the present, don’t change to the past.

  • Incorrect: In the story, the king loses his kingdom, but he regained everything in the end.
  • Correct: In the story, the king loses his kingdom, but he regains everything in the end.
  • Incorrect: The team won yesterday, but goes and loses this afternoon.
  • Correct: The team won yesterday, but went and lost this afternoon
György Chityil - George
Hyphenate noun-plus-gerund compound modifiers Hyphens

Noun-plus-participle compounds are hyphenated (for example, "time-consuming activity", "an activity that is time-consuming").

György Chityil - George
Hyphenate noun-plus-participle compound modifiers Hyphens

Noun-plus-participle compounds are hyphenated (for example, "time-consuming activity", "an activity that is time-consuming").

György Chityil - George