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MCINTOSHFORMS™ Pedagogical Editing Solutions

Educational and grammatical modules

MCINTOSHFORMS™ Pedagogical Editing Solutions are educational and grammatical modules that can help you perform grammatical editing by identifying and/or addressing errors, irregularities or ambiguities in manuscripts.

Educational component

Our method builds a grammatical case and presents examples to support it. Thus, MCINTOSHFORMS™ is intended to be an educational component of grammatical editing for manuscripts.

Areas of grammar

As part of our educational component, some or all of the following areas of grammar will be discussed: grammatical constituents, grammatical form and grammatical function, and grammatical rules

About MCINTOSHFORMS™ Pedagogical Editing Solutions

Introduction

MCINTOSHFORMS™ Pedagogical Editing Solutions are educational and grammatical modules providing grammatical editing that identifies and/or addresses errors, irregularities or ambiguities in manuscripts. We construct search parameters that involve the following:

  1. Regular expressions (regexes)
  2. Grammatical forms (words as parts of speech)
  3. Orthographic items (punctuation)

Function and purpose of MCINTOSHFORMS™

As a method, MCINTOSHFORMS™ address various English language subject matters to achieve grammatical editing of manuscripts. The method builds grammatical cases and presents examples to support them. Thus, MCINTOSHFORMS™ are intended to be an educational component of grammatical editing for manuscripts. As part of this component, some or all of the following areas of grammar will be discussed: grammatical constituents, grammatical form and grammatical function, and grammatical rules.

MCINTOSHFORMS™ provide instructions to enable the user to perform a particular grammatical search of a manuscript.

Free customized search parameters

Access tools to help you edit your manuscript.

Get the search parameters

These search parameters help you locate elemental English constituents in your manuscript. Include them in your editing toolbox.

Identify and/or address errors, irregularities or ambiguities.

Read the MCINTOSHFORMS™ user instructions

These are ready for use, so just copy them and paste them into the search field of your MS Word software.

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� Ensure that grammatical forms on either side of a coordinating conjunction ("and" and "or") are coordinated and/or parallel.

Mounds of dirt that were hillocks under which tubers, now resting and swelling, had been planted dotted the area of land before him.

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� Locate all your present participial phrases mid-sentence or end-of-sentence.

She dismissed her uneasiness, thinking that it was, possibly, muted excitement.

The moon continued to rise, moving across the dome of the sky; and directly below Reid’s zenith, the water looked perfectly still behind him.

� This process will help ensure that you have resolved any potential ambiguous references and any dangling/misplaced modifiers.

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� Locate present participles at the beginning of your sentences.

Turning her left side to the mirror, she manoeuvred Vincent in front of her.

� Locate present participles that are properties predicated of a subject or object.

They left Lena wanting something—something much more than what she had practised and what she was now used to over the last decade.

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� Identify which grammatical forms are on either side of a coordinating conjunction ("and" and "or"). It is good practice to locate these mid-sentence coordinated structures, which that are not preceded by, or does not end with, a comma. This is a way to ensure coordination and parallelism.

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Downloadable educational and grammatical content

Modules of downloadable .pdf files of detailed presentations of English subject matters with customized search parameters are coming soon, and will be available via paid access.

Product educational and editing category

Introductory elements deals with absolute phrases, adverbial and adjectival prepositional phrases, and gerunds and present participles.
  • Absolute phrases

  • Adverbial and adjectival prepositional phrases

  • Gerunds and present participles

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Gerunds and present participles

Identify the syntactic forms and the syntactic functions of verbals

This module builds a grammatical case that will help you identify gerunds and both present and past participles, which can perform a host of grammatical functions. In particular, the identification of gerunds can help you eliminate fused participles and determine the correct case (subjective, objective or possessive) of nouns/noun phrases. Focus areas of grammar:

  • Verbal modifiers
  • Adjectives
  • Case identification
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Adjectival or adverbial prepositional phrases and adverb clauses

Achieve sentence rhythm and flow

This module builds a grammatical case for distinguishing between pragmatic breaks and brief introductory elements, i.e., prepositional phrases, adverbs and noun phrases, where a comma may be omitted. Focus areas of grammar:

  • Sentence modifiers
  • Verb modifiers
  • Readability and Clarity
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