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Checking for Common Errors

Here are some common errors you should watch for when you edit.

1. Missing Comma in Compound Sentences 🟪  Be sure to place a comma before the coordinating conjunction (and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet) in a compound sentence.
Editing Model 1

2. Missing Commas in a Series 🟪  Use commas to separate three or more items in a series.
Editing Model 2

3. Confusing Its and It’s 🟪  Its shows possession, and it’s is a contraction for it is.

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