DUTIES OF ITALIAN: HOW TO AVOID SPELLING ERRORS. General rule: a good theme is a theme that has a valid content and that is correct from the spelling and grammar point of view. If a topic is weak in content and formally perfect, it certainly does not deserve a good mark. But often neglecting the form is the mistake that many "good pen" students make during their homework in Italian.
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ITALIAN TASK: HOW TO CORRECT SPELLING ERRORS. Here is a list that will help you in the formal revision of an Italian task:
- 1. Are the sentences complete in all their parts? Is the subject clearly expressed? Haven't you forgotten a few words? Are the words truncated incorrectly?
- 2. Can periods that are too short be developed in a more complex way, perhaps by combining them in a coherent way?
- 3. Do too long peridodes make logical sense and are they grammatically consistent? Shouldn't we slim them down?
- 4. Do verbs agree with the subjects? Pay attention to collective nouns, and reread several times if a concordance seems unclear to you.
- 5. Are the verbal forms correct ? Watch out for the subjunctive, especially the past one. Pay attention to hypothetical phrases (those introduced by yourself).
- 6. Is the spelling correct ? if you have the doubt on how to write some words, use the dictionary and check. Mistakes of this type are considered very serious by some prof.
- 7. Is the lexicon appropriate ? During the revision phase, eliminate slang and dialectal expressions, but also too common and worn words. Try to describe a dress as elegant and not as beautiful.
- 8. Is punctuation correct ? Never separate the subject from the verb. Read the text in your mind by choosing the pauses that make it as fluid as possible.
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