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Other pitfalls and problems

In this section we will look at other pitfalls and problems that can occur in academic writing. Many of them concern verbs and their uses. We will also look at how the positioning of words in a sentence can have an effect on the meaning of the sentence and how to use numbers correctly in academic writing. There is a long section on conjunctions, words that join two parts of a sentence together. This is an area that many people find tricky, but, with a little practice, it should present few problems.