Source: http://webster.commnet.edu/writing/symbols.htm accessed 1-30-16 10:00 AM
|insert a comma|
|apostrophe or single
|use double quotation marks|
|use a period here|
|close up this space|
|a space needed here|
|begin new paragraph|
|Ab||a faulty abbreviation||She had earned a Phd along with her M.D.|
See also P/A and S/V
|The piano as well as the guitar need tuning.
The student lost their book.
|The storm had the effect of causing
millions of dollars in damage.
|Cap||faulty capitalization||We spent the Fall in Southern spain.|
|CS||comma splice||Raoul tried his best, this time that
wasn’t good enough
|DICT||faulty diction||Due to the fact that we were wondering
as to whether it would rain, we stayed home.
|Dgl||dangling construction||Working harder than ever, this job
proved to be too much for him to handle.
|– ed||problem with
|Last summer he walk all the way to Birmingham.|
|Frag||fragment||Depending on the amount of snow we get this
winter and whether the towns buy new trucks.
|| |||problem in parallel form||My income is bigger than my wife.|
|A student in accounting would be wise to see
their advisor this month.
|Pron||problem with pronoun||My aunt and my mother have wrecked her car
The committee has lost their chance to change things.
You’ll have to do this on one’s own time.
|Rep||unnecessary repetition||The car was blue in color.|
|R-O||run-on sentence||Raoul tried his best this time
that wasn’t good enough.
|Sp||spelling error||This sentence is flaude with two mispellings.|
|– s||problem with final-s||He wonder what these teacher think of him.|
|STET||Let it stand||The proofreader uses this Latin term to indicate that proofreading marks calling for a change should be ignored and the text as originally written should be “let stand.”|
|S/V||subject/verb agreement||The problem with these cities are leadership.|
|T||verb tense problem||He comes into the room, and he pulled his gun.|
|Wdy||wordy||Seldom have we perused a document so verbose,
so ostentatious in phrasing, so burdened with too many words.
|WW||wrong word||What affect did the movie have on Sheila?
She tried to hard to analyze its conclusion.