this site briefly:
To fix parallel clause problems:
Step 1 Locate
sentences which include a list.
Step 2 Circle the
items in the list, especially the verbs.
Step 3 Make sure
that the items look similar in shape (all with ing for example). If
they dont look closer for the part of speech of each one.
Step 4 If in
doubt, read the sentence out loud. Sentences that are not parallel
often sound strange to the ear.
Tips: Circle the
punctuation mark in a list. It should be a colon:
dictionary can be used for these purposes:
to find word
meanings, pronunciations, correct spellings, and looking up
Skim your paper. Stop at danger words such as It, This, That,
These, and They.
See if you
can immediately find the nouns it refers to. If it takes you more than
a couple of seconds it is possibly unclear.
Dont forget to use summary
nouns to improve your writing. http://hanyangwriting.tripod.com/paragraph/index.html
If it is difficult read this page:
How to fix fragments.
Step 1 Circle the subordinators of the
even though, although, because, if, since, unless, when, while
Step 2 Count the number of
clauses in the sentence. If there is only one, you have a fragment.
There are four ways to fix run on sentences.
This type of structure is often found in academic writing.
reading the original study, the article remains unconvincing.
Refer to this site for the answer: