Rule on Revising for Sense

Always remember that a grammatical sentence must represent a complete unit. No sentence that has an adverb but is missing a verb to modify it is grammatically correct. The same idea applies to adjectives and nouns.  Before you can add an adjective to a sentence, you must have a noun. When a crucial element is missing from a sentence, one needed to make the sentence function properly, meanings become jumbled together. Such an error causes a reader not to understand the connection between the elements within a sentence.

This quick-reference topic falls under the comment “Sentence Sense.” You may click the link to view the post.

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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