Proofreading Marks

abr

no abbreviation; write out

adj

use adjective instead of adverb

adv

use adverb instead of adjective

agr

agreement

awk

awkward

C

capital letter

lc

no capital letter

case

wrong case

col

colloquialism

concl

conclusion needed

dev

develop further

frag

setence fragment

elimination of space between letters

gr

grammar error

inc

incomplete expression

?

ill-defined or illegible

log

illogical

M

margin

NC

not clear

O

should be omitted

/\

omission

| |

parallelism

paragraph

no

no paragraph

proof

supportive evidence needed

p

punctuation

ref

reference of pronoun

rep

unnecessary repetition

RO

run-on sentence

S

bad sentence

shift

voice, tense, or subject

slang

slang

/

space between letters or words

sp

spelling error

spec

specify

syl

syllabication error

t

wrong

tr

transition needed

~

transposition of letters or words

u

lack of unity

vague

vague

v

voice

w w

wrong word

Note: All papers should be formatted according to the standard PenHi English Department style sheet.


(last updated 10/30/03 by Alex Minassi)