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Comoto Writing Errors Tips

  1. 1. The BELOW is part of the Tips and Tricks section for Resume writing on Comoto.Common writing errors: AM / PMUsage of AM/PM notation has largely been replaced by the 24-hour notation aroundthe world, but especially in written communication, the 12-hour notation with AMand PM suffixes is common in some parts of the world – be aware to avoid writingerrors.In latin AM stands –Ante Meridiem– which means –before noon or midday– and PMmeans –Post Meridiem– or –after noon–.You should although avoid the expression –12:00 PM– not only because it isincorrect, but because many people will imagine you are talking about midnight.The same goes for –12:00 AM– instead you should – to avoid confusion – correctlysay 12 noon or 12 midnight to make a corrdct designation.In the US, in formal writing it is still preferable to capitalize AM or PM,though the lower-case –am– and –pm– are now so popular they are not likely toget you into trouble. The lower-case forms are standard usage in the UK.==========================================================What–s the difference between i.e. and e.g.?Unless you have studied Latin or studied the English language in depth, it mightbe a surprise for you to learn that the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. actuallymean different things.e.g. means –for example– and is derived from the Latin –exempli gratia–i.e. means –that is– and is derived from the Latin –id est–Terms of usage with some examples:i.e. There are 6 cars in the parking lot, i.e. Buick, Toyota, Mercedes, BMW,Jaguar and Subaru. (a complete list of the colors)e.g. There are 6 cars in the parking lot, e.g. Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar. (anincomplete list of the colors)Use i.e. when you are stating the 6 cars in another wayUse e.g. when you are giving examples of them.i.e.He had to deliver ASAP, i.e. As Soon As Possiblee.g. Acronyms are words where each letter stands for a word, e.g. ASAP whichmeans –As Soon As Possible–Use i.e. when you are explaining the definitionUse e.g. when giving an example.In most cases Latin abbreviations are italicized, but in this case there is noagreement throughout the Grammar gurus. Some say it needs to be italicized andsome say that they are so commonly used there is no need to do that.==========================================================http://www.comoto.com/us/blog-us/common-errors-theyre-their-there-2Common errors: They–re / Their / ThereThey–re - is the contraction for They Are. You make it the same way you makedon–t (do not), it–s (it is), and you–re (you are). There is a place. Look overthere. Note it has –here– in it, which is also a place: There.Their is a possessive pronoun. It has –heir– in it. If Bob and Jim are heirsaccording to [statute/statue] then the money is theirs. They–re is thecontraction of –they are.–Their is the possessive – things that belong to them or that they have. Theirhats are on their heads. (They own hats and they have heads – which is a goodthing, otherwise the hats would have been a waste of money.) It is their
  2. 2. intention to get to class on time. (They have an intention, and it includesgetting up when the alarm rings. They may not pull it off, but they mean well.)There answers the question –where?– It refers to place (I live there) anddirection (I–m going there). There is also used with the verb –to be– (wasn–t Ijust there?), as in: there is very little time; there are several options; therebe whales here (Okay, nobody says that last one any more).There can be used to express satisfaction (There! I finished it.);or dismay (There! Now you–ve done it!);or sympathy (There, there. It–s all going to be okay.)And that–s where we came in–==========================================================http://www.comoto.com/us/blog-us/common-errors-two-too-to-2Posted on June 22, 2012 by KrenCommon errors: Two / Too / ToSometimes mistaken and sometimes just misinterpreted.a) Two is the number that most people get right.b) Too means also or overly. You like the barbecue sauce, and I do too. I atetoo many burgers. These trousers are too big. (Well, maybe not, after all thoseFrench fries.)c) To means well everything else, according to Webster–s dictionary, to has over20 usages. To give some ideas please see below:1. (used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, orthing approached and reached, as opposed to from ):They came to the house.2. (used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something) inthe direction of; toward: from north to south.3. (used for expressing limit of movement or extension): He grew to six feet.4. (used for expressing contact or contiguity) on; against; beside; upon: aright uppercut to the jaw; Apply varnish to the surface.5. (used for expressing a point of limit in time) before; until: to this day; Itis ten minutes to six. We work from nine to five.It–s also part of the famous line: To be, or not to be.Which two/too/to is the correct one in any given situation? Well i could say–that is the question!–==========================================================

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