KEY TO CORRECTION SYMBOLS FOR WRITING
Ø replace with nothing
# problems with singular/plural, count/non-count, verb/subject agreement: Usually this means that -s is missing or incorrectly used.
¶ A new paragraph is needed.
? unclear (structure or vocabulary)
?? The reader has no idea of what you mean.
( ) or (( )) The error is somewhere inside the parentheses.
______ or ______ The error is somewhere in the underlined area.
Art article usage
BE a form of the verb BE is needed
OBJ The verb needs an object.
p punctuation problem
Prep preposition problem
Pro A noun should be replaced by a pronoun.
Struct structure problem—could be many different kinds
SUBJ The verb needs a subject.
VERB A verb is needed.
VF verb form problem
VT verb tense problem
WO word order problem
WF word form problem—for example, using a noun for a verb
WW wrong word