Marks Used In Correcting Copy

amb = Ambiguous.

and = A bad "and" sentence. Make two

sentences or subordinate one


ant = Antecedent not clear.

Cl = Not clear.

Cst = Construction faulty.

Coh = Coherence not good.

Con = Wrong connective.

Consult = Bring copy to instructor for


delta = Delete.

dull = Dull reading; put more life into

the story.

E = Error.

ed = Editorializing; too much personal


FW = "Fine writing."

Gr = Bad grammar.

K = Awkward; clumsily expressed.

ld = Poor lead; revise.

P = Punctuation wrong.

pt = Point of view shifted.

qt = Make this a direct quotation.

rep = Same word repeated too much.

rew = Rewrite.

sent = Use shorter sentences.

Sl = Slang.

Sp = Bad spelling.

SU = Sentence lacks unity.

T = Wrong tense.

unnec = Unnecessary details; omit some

of them.

tr = Transpose.

W = Wrong use of word.

? = Truth of statement questioned.

¶ = Begin a new paragraph.

No ¶ = No ¶ needed.

= Indent.


parentheses] = Put the words together as one

# = Separate into two words.

[Upward slanting

equals sign] = Hyphen needed.

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