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Common mistakes

This section presents examples to assist you to identify grammatically correct simple and complex sentences and sentence fragments.

Have you got a piece of your own writing handy?
Check it to see if you are making any of these common mistakes.

Mistake 1 - You have difficulty distinguishing between a finite and a non-finite verb.

Remember, it's not a complete sentence if it doesn't contain a finite verb.

Which of the following contains a finite verb and is a complete sentence?