Question and answer
A good proofreading strategy is (Points : 1)
1. Concentration is Key If you’re going to spot mistakes, then you need to concentrate. That means getting rid of distractions and potential interruptions. Switch off the cell phone, turn off the television or radio and stay away from the email. 2. [ Put It On Paper People read differently on screen and on paper, so print out a copy of your writing. If you read aloud, your ear might catch errors
that your eye may have missed. 3. Watch Out for Homonyms Homonyms are words that share the same spelling or pronunciation, but have different meanings. Switching accept with except or complement with compliment could be disastrous, so pay attention to them. 4. Watch Out for Contractions and Apostrophes People often mix their and they’re, its and it’s, your and you’re and so on. If there is something that can hurt the credibility of your text, it is a similar mistake. Also, remember that the apostrophe is never used to form plurals. 5. Check the Punctuation Focusing on the words is good, but do not neglect the punctuation. Pay attention to capitalized words, missing or extra commas, periods used incorrectly and so on. 6. Read it Backwards When writing we usually become blind to our own mistakes since the brain automatically “corrects” wrong words inside sentences. In order to break this pattern you can read the text backwards, word by word. 7. Check the Numbers Stating that the value of an acquisition was $10,000 instead of $100,000 is definitely not the same thing. What about the population of China, is it 1,2 million or 1,2 billion? Make sure your numbers are correct. 8. Get Someone Else to Proofread It After checking all the previous points, do not forget to get a friend to proofread it for you. You will be amazed at the mistakes you’ve missed. A second person will also be in a better position to evaluate whether the sentences make sense or not. ]
Expert answered|wisbest|Points 1760|
Question
Asked 1/25/2013 9:35:35 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
English has _____basic sentence types: (Points : 1) five two three four*
Weegy: A part of a sentence punctuated as a whole sentence is called a sentence fragment. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 1/25/2013 9:48:33 PM
0 Answers/Comments
18,055,111 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Which type of verb can have a direct object? A. linking B. action ...
Weegy: Singapore will host RoboCup 2010. Verb : Host B. action BEST identifies the underlined verb. User: What is ...
10/29/2014 2:23:45 PM| 4 Answers
What is the product of 3 2/3 and 14 2/5? A. 52 4/5 B. 54 C. 42 ...
Weegy: B. 15/22 represents a proper fraction. User: 9/11 = /22 A. 4 B. 12 C. 18 D. 9 Weegy: 18/22 User: A ...
10/29/2014 10:31:27 AM| 3 Answers
Is the underlined clause independent or subordinate? When a hedgehog ...
Weegy: What is the underlined word of the sentence?
10/29/2014 10:36:46 AM| 3 Answers
What is the equation of a circle whose center is at the origin and ...
Weegy: the center is (1, 2) User: What is the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose legs have lengths ...
10/29/2014 10:44:20 AM| 3 Answers
Factor 5k 2 - 35k 3.
Weegy: (a)5k^2(1 - 7k) is the answer. 5k^2(1 - 7k) = 5k^2 - 35k^3 User: Factor x 4 y 2 + x 3 y 3. Weegy: x+y=k is ...
10/29/2014 3:11:48 PM| 3 Answers
Factor n 3 - n 2 + 3n - 3.
Weegy: 5 = 3N - 1 N = 2 User: Factor z 3 - 2z 2 + 9z - 18. Weegy: (z - 12)(z + 12) = z^2 + 12z - 12z - 144; = ...
10/29/2014 3:20:43 PM| 3 Answers
when a financial institution is a mutual association, it means it is ...
Weegy: When a financial institution is a mutual association, it means it is owned by the management. User: Credit ...
10/29/2014 9:12:43 PM| 3 Answers
Factor x 2 + 29x - 30.
Weegy: The answer for x^2 + 29x - 30 is (x-1) (x+30) User: What is the product of (n - 8)(n + 2)? Weegy: (a + 3)(a - ...
10/29/2014 9:33:53 PM| 3 Answers
Which sentence correctly uses an objective case pronoun? A. Did her ...
Weegy: The sentence correctly using an objective case pronoun is: D. The founders of the company are Mike, me, and ...
10/29/2014 9:14:58 AM| 2 Answers
Translate the word phrase into a variable expression. The ...
Weegy: Four more than a number is 12.is translated into: x + 4 = 12 User: Which equation matches the ...
10/29/2014 9:26:49 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 3248 [Total 15623]| Ratings 0| Comments 3248| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
P
C
1
L
Points 2089 [Total 11570]| Ratings 5| Comments 2039| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 1111 [Total 13340]| Ratings 1| Comments 1101| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 824 [Total 2223]| Ratings 0| Comments 824| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 633 [Total 634]| Ratings 7| Comments 563| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 557 [Total 6351]| Ratings 3| Comments 527| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 482 [Total 482]| Ratings 0| Comments 452| Invitations 3|Offline
S
Points 437 [Total 437]| Ratings 1| Comments 427| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
Points 79 [Total 1296]| Ratings 1| Comments 69| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 65 [Total 683]| Ratings 0| Comments 65| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.