Saturday, July 7, 2012

Typical Sentences Errors



             1. A dangling participle
A dangling participle is a participle (a verb form ending in -ing), usually in a subordinate clause. For example : At age six, my mother taught me to play the piano. Correct sentence : When I was six, my mother taught me to play the piano.
2. A split infinitive
A split infinitive is an infinitive verb form with an element, usually an adverb, interposed  between to and the verb. For example : We want to better serve you. Correct sentence : We want to serve you better.
3. A run-on  sentence
A run-on  sentence is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses are improperly joined. For example : It was a pleasant trip the sun was shining. Correct sentence: it was a pleasant trip because the sun was shining.
4. A comma splice
 A comma splice is the improper use of a comma to join two independent clauses. For example: It was a pleasant trip, the sun was shining. Correct sentence : It was a pleasant trip because  the sun was shining (Danesi, 2006: 20-21)
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