Jo Doran, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Assistant Professor & ESL Coordinator, Northern Michigan University

Writing Problems and Links

Punctuation

Apostrophes

Colons

Commas

Compound Sentences

Dash

Hyphens

Independent Clauses/Dependent Clauses

Italics

Parenthesis

Parallelism in Bulleted Lists

Parallelism Structure

Quotation Marks

Semi-colons

 

Grammar

Active/Passive Voice

Adjective or Adverb

Amount/Number

Appositives

Articles

Count and Noncount nouns

Dangling Modifier

Numbers

Prepositions

Pronouns

Relative Pronouns

Subject/Verb Agreement

Verb Tense

 

Spelling

Homonyms


Syntax

Comma Splices

Fragment Sentences

Sentence Clarity

Syntax and Readability

Topic Sentences

 

Editing Your Work

Editing

 

Syntax versus Grammar

“What is the difference between syntax and grammar?”

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