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09/14/2015

Composition Help: Writing Mistakes You Should Never Make

Make sure your writing is free from these commonly plagued words and phrases.
  1. Due to the fact that Don't you mean because? Feel free to use due to after a linking verb (The student's absence was due to illness.) If for another reason, get rid of it.
  2. He/she is a clunky way to avoid gender bias in writing. Alternate he or she or pluralize (where appropriate).
  3. Thusly How ugly. Substitute thus or therefore instead.
  4. Each and every A problem for the Department of Redundancy Department. Just use one or the other.
  5. Interesting Here is one of the most boring words in the English language. Show why something is interesting instead of just saying that it is.
  6. On account of Just use because.
  7. Lots or lots of Substitute many or much in your formal writing. If you do use these words, remember that lots of something countable are plural. And a lot of is three words: "He wrote a lot of books" (not alot of).
  8. Equally as Check the word order on this one. You want to say equally important or as important as, but not equally as important.
  9. Only Placement is important with this word. It should come immediately before what it quantifies. Do you mean "He only kicked that ball ten yards" or do you mean "He kicked that ball only ten yards."?

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