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Codes beginning with A

adj cl          Adjective clause

Adjective clauses are dependent clauses beginning with which, that, or who. Use which and a comma when your adjective clause describes the entire clause before it. Use that with no comma when describing only the noun immediately before the clause.

Example with Error: We are attending a workshop in communication skills, which provided by Hamad Medical Corporation.
Example with Correction: We are attending a workshop in communication skills that is provided by Hamad Medical Corporation.

For more, see our LCGuide.

ADJ          Adjective use

An adjective describes or limits a noun and is placed before the noun. Adjectives come in many different forms, and this is where errors occur. Identify adjectives by their endings: -al, -ed, -ent, -ful,- ing, -ic, -ive, -less, and -ous.

Example with Error: Success therapeutic relationships are built on respect.
Example with Correction: Successful therapeutic relationships are built on respect.

For more, see our LCGuide.

ADV          Adverb use

An adverb is used to describe a verb, another adverb, and often a whole sentence. Some common errors with adverbs are
a) using an adjective instead of an adverb and
b) putting the adverb in the wrong place.

Example with Error: The doctor worked quick on his patient’s diagnosis.
Example with Correction:The doctor worked quickly on his patient’s diagnosis.

For more, see our LCGuide.

art          Article use

A, an, or the are used to determine count nouns as general, indefinite, or definite. The most common errors with articles are

(a) using the wrong article,

(b) missing an article, or

(c) using an article when one is not needed.

Example with Error: Nursing is the valuable profession.
Example with Correction: Nursing is a valuable profession.

For more, see our LCGuide.