Alliance of Independent Authors: 7 Errors Grammar Checkers Miss 

7 Errors Grammar Checkers Miss | Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center

If you use an electronic grammar checker to help you with your writing, this is a good list. The seven errors: cliches, homophones (words that sound alike but are spelled differently), redundancies, readability scores, repeated words and phrases, sentence length, and vague words.

And, as a former writing teacher, I can’t resist adding to the writing no-nos list: word inefficiency – using too many words. Edit, edit, edit. Look for words and phrases and see what you can cut without losing information or meaning.


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