Module 14 - Editing for Grammar and Punctuation
14.6 After surveying readers in her workplace, (problem 14.8 below), Camilla finds that
most of them are not bothered by errors in grammar and punctuation. Does that
mean that she doesn’t need to fix surface errors? (LO 14-1)
Camilla should continue to fix her surface errors. She should also tactfully show or suggest
14.7 Joe knows that his variety of English isn’t the privileged variety, but he is afraid that
using standard edited English will make him seem “uppity” to people in his home
community. Should he try to use standard edited grammar and pronunciation? Why
or why not? (LO 14-1)
This question addresses the issue of audience analysis, covered in significant detail in Module 2.
14.8 Identifying Audience Concerns about Grammar (LO 14-1 to LO 14-7)
The survey works best if students approach as many people in the organization as possible,
across a broad range of job responsibilities and levels of management. Some people may feel
14.9 Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (LO 14-2)
In some cases, more than one answer is possible. Here are likely ones.
1. Corinne is going to tour the Hokaido facility in December.
2. To simplify things, we are planning to take the GMATs at the same time.
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