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Editing Paragraphs

After making big changes to improve a paragraph, you need to make little changes (editing) to correct any remaining errors. You'll look for problems with sentences, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, usage, and spelling. The following activities will help you edit your writing.

Editing for Sentences

Every sentence needs a subject and a verb. The subject is the person, place, thing, or idea that the sentence is about. The verb tells something about the subject.

Editing Sentences

If a group of words does not have a subject or a verb, it is a fragment.

Editing Sentences

To fix a fragment, add the part that is missing—subject, verb, or both.

Editing Sentences

This lesson is a part of the Writing Paragraphs unit.

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