• Editing Checklist


    Use these examples to help you check your writing:

    1. The first letter of each sentence should begin with a capital letter. 
      • Ruth bought new blue sneakers. The sign blew away in the storm. Did she try out for soccer last year
    2. The pronoun / is always spelled with a capital letter.
      • Ahmed and I ate lunch together.
      • Sheila and I went swimming.
      • I feed my goldfish every morning.
    3. If the subject of a sentence is a singular noun, the verb should also be singular.
      • Jeremy bakes oatmeal cookies. Tonya paints with watercolors. The chair rocks back and forth.
    4. If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural.
      • Vidya and Joanna study science. Women play the drums in our band. The planets rotate around the sun.
    5. Every sentence ends with punctuation in the form of a period, question mark, or exclamation point.
      • My friend is a good baseball player. Where did Jamie find her keys? Don't run across the street!
    6. Commas separate words in a series.
      • We like to swim, hike, and play basketball. The farmer raises goats, sheep, and chickens. Customers can choose water, milk, orange juice, or apple juice.
     
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