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Do you recognize grammatical errors and mistakes in punctuation and spelling? 
Can you describe them?  Western Grammar can help.

Examine the underlined errors and consider the corrections in this "Letter from an Aspiring Grammarian":

Dear Sir:

You never past me in grammar because you was prejudiced but I got this here athaletic scholarship any way. Well, the other day I finely got to writing the rule's down so I can always study it if they they ever slip my mind:

  1. Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.
  2. Just between you and I, case is important.
  3. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
  4. Watch out for irregular verbs which have cropt into our language.
  5. Don't use no double negatives.
  6. A writer mustn't shift your point of view.
  7. When dangling, don't use participles.
  8. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.

  9.  Don't write a run-on sentence you got to punctuate it.

10.  About sentence fragments.

11.  In letters themes reports articles and stuff like that we use commas to keep a string of items apart.

12.  Don't use commas, which are unnecessary.

13.  Its important to use apostrophe's right.

14.  Don't abbrev.

15.  Check to see if you any words out.

--George W. Feinstein, College English (April 1960)

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