A rewritten phrase or clause with the word “being” in it is almost always wrong.
Shorter versions of rewritten grammar are usually the correct answers. If in doubt, choose the shortest or second shortest answer.
Hard to spot run-on sentences often have a comma in the middle of the sentence followed by a subject pronoun. The comma needs to be a period, or a semicolon. Or you need to put a coordinating conjunction after the comma.
If you have one dash, you need two dashes unless the sentence ends where the second dash would be.
In lists or series, the important words must be the same part of speech such as all nouns, all verbs, all infinitives, or all gerunds.
“It’s” means it is. “Its” means something belongs to it. Its’ is not a word.
“They’re” means they are. “Their” means something belongs to them. “There” means over there or that something exists. All three begin with “the.” Thier is not a word.
Commas come before coordinating conjunctions, not after unless what follows the conjunction is nonessential information.
Third person singular verbs (the kind you use with “he,” “she,” or “it” as the subject) in the present tense end in an “s.”
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