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.
About MCINTOSHFORMS™ Pedagogical Editing Solutions
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:
- Regular expressions (regexes)
- Grammatical forms (words as parts of speech)
- 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
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.
These are ready for use, so just copy them and paste them into the search field of your MS Word software.
� 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.
� 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.
� 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.
� 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.
Downloadable educational and grammatical content
Introductory elements (modifiers)
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Adverbial prepositional phrases and adjectival prepositional phrases
Gerunds and present participles