I have begun to log writing errors that students frequently make in their papers.  Please scan the following list so that you can avoid making these simple mistakes (and please try to avoid contributing more!).

 

Lead/led

Their/there/they’re

Plural possessive (i.e., Cuban’s v Cubans’ v Cubans; Americans, American’s, Americans’; ones, one’s)

Decent/descent

Boarders/Borders

Roll/role

Incite/insight

Sense/since

You’re/your

Sight/cite/site

Loose/lose

Chose/choose

Seen/scene

Peak/peek/pique

 

Novel=fiction (v. Book, ethnography)

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