Do’s and Don’ts: Creating a Grammatically-Correct News Article

An author and an editor are two completely different people who basically complete the other. When writing news articles, an author needs an editor to create a good, concise piece. An editor, on the other hand, won’t have anything to do or anything to correct if an author doesn’t do a write-up or a piece.

That’s why news publication teams often have a lot of these people—they need to create interesting pieces to read. Here’s what they can do when they put their mind into it.

Comma-Free/ one of the biggest mistakes and misused grammar quotation are the comma. When you use it in an improper way, it becomes rather poorly placed. Tricky as it may to master its usage, it makes for a more engaging write-up when you learn how to place it and where to place it. Consistent practice brings you a better write-up, especially when you learn where to put it.

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The Use of the Present Simple Tense/ when you’re writing a headline, you should always use the present simple tense to emphasize what happens. This is especially true in the case of things that happened in the past. When you create a headline for a tiger that escaped a circus, for instance, you don’t say ‘A Tiger Has Escaped’, you write it as ‘Tiger escapes circus.’

Forget Articles/ this doesn’t mean that you should write articles. Rather, articles like ‘a’, ‘an,’ and ‘the’ should have no place in a headline. For instance, you say ‘President has Landed in India’, not ‘the President has Landed in India.’ Likewise, you also say ‘Prisoner Released from Custody’ and not’ ‘The Prisoner has been Released from Custody.’

Confusing Adjectives and Adverbs/ when writing an article, you always should use adjectives for noun modification and adverbs for verb modification. It’s really a bit simple. When you look at it, you say ‘write quickly’, not ‘write quick.’ Quick is an adjective and quickly is an adverb. It’s easy to confuse the two, but rather simple when placed against their respective things to modify.

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Consistently Writing/ the best practice, perhaps, aside from reading a lot of stuff, is to consistently write and don’t stop. You’ll get the hang of using things if you keep on writing. Grammar rules don’t always cover things precisely. However, if you learn the rules by heart, you’ll eventually get the hang of it.

With this list, you’ll have a basic idea of how to create the body of an article as well as how to write good titles that will capture the attention of the audience. Practicing your writing is key to creating great pieces.