Active vs. Passive Voice
In active voice sentences, the subject does the action, while in passive voice, the subject is “acted upon” by the verb. Active voice makes sentences stronger by putting the reader closer to the action and gives you the chance to choose stronger action verbs.
Subject verb agreement means pairing up singular nouns with singular verbs and plural nouns with plural verbs.
An easy check for subject verb agreement is to make sure your noun and verb don’t both end with “s” (unless it’s a proper noun like “Lucas”).
Parallel structure means using the same grammatical structure for closely related words, phrases, and ideas. A lack of parallelism leads to choppy sentences.
To test your sentence for parallelism, split each activity into individual sentences.
Personal pronouns are words that you can substitute for nouns to prevent repetition. The noun that gets replaced is called an “antecedent.”
Make sure the pronoun and the swapped-out antecedent agree in number and person.
An apostrophe (‘) before or after an “s” at the end of a noun indicates ownership.