• Here are some of the abbreviations that I commonly use when grading student work:
    #--add a space
    VPR--vague pronoun reference
    VT--signals an inappropriate shift in verb tense
    CS--comma splice
    SP--spelling error
    AWK--awkward word choice or phrase
    WC--questionable word choice; word may not be appropriate in the given context
    AGR--lack of subject/verb agreement; lack of pronoun/antecedent agreement
    SS--sentence structure needs work
    DM--dangling modifier
    MM--misplaced modifier
    ll'ism--lack of parallel structure
    P--punctuation error
    Dic--faulty or inappropriate diction
    Trans--transition missing