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Revision Guide Index

abbreviations, don't use needless abbreviations

academic or bureaucratic prose

action and static verbs

active voice  

active and passive voice in Materials and Methods sections

adjective clauses 

adverbs

adverb clauses

adverb position

appositives   

auxiliary verbs         

because of vs due to

blah blah blah sentence form

books about writing

brainstorming

bureaucratic or academic prose

clichés

clauses 

coherence and cohesion  

comma, serial

comprise vs compose        

coordinating conjunctions

dashes

dangling infinitives

dangling modifiers (dangling participles, gerunds, infinitives)

dangling participles

dealing with journals (editors and reviewers)

dependent clauses, clumsy dependent clauses

diction defined

direct objects also here and here

due to vs because of

effective writing

first paragraphs

gerunds        

gerund phrases (under verbs and verbals)

gerund phrases (under phrases)

grammar defined

however (is not a coordinating conjunction)

identifying sentence components

impact

in vs into

in order to

independent clauses         

infinitives and infinitive phrases

intransitive verbs     

it is ....

jargon

like vs as

main verbs

nominalization, in academic/bureaucratic prose, examples

nonrestrictive elements     

nouns as adjectives

noun clauses

numbers in text, do not repeat           

parallel structure     

paragraphs, how to revise

passive expressions common in science

passive voice also here

past participial phrases

phrases

plays a role in

Politics and the English Language

position of adverbs

predicate adjectives            

predicate nominatives                   

prefabricated expressions

prepositions - a list

prepositional phrases        

prepositional phrase strings

present participial phrases, and here

pronoun reference

propaganda

pseudoreplication

relative pronouns

repetition, unintended

respectively

restrictive elements

round off to meaningful decimal places

scholarly or academic prose

semicolons

sentence components, identifying

sentences, how to revise

serial comma

splitting infinitives and compound verbs

subject

subjunctive mood

subordination                      

subordinating conjunctions          

syntax defined

tense

that and which, excessive use

that vs which

that (when can you delete it)

There are ...  

'to be' verbs

totally 

track changes

transitive verbs

unintended repetition

usage defined

verbals          

very    

voice vs tense

weak verbs

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