English Editing and Proofreading for Life Science and Medical Papers
For non-native English speakers, understanding and applying the various grammar rules of the English language can present a difficult challenge. Even for those that are familiar with English, this is further complicated by the nuances and conventions that are specific to scientific English. Our science editors come from a background of authorship, peer-review and journal editing, and are therefore confident in the scientific style.
At BIOEDIT, we want you to understand the changes we make to your work so that, while using our English grammar editing service, you can become better authors. To this end, we have provided below some common English grammar rules to aid you when writing your manuscript.
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Avoid beginning a sentence with an antecedent (e.g., “Its”) or a demonstrative pronoun (e.g., “this”).
When a number is used to describe a single measurement, a singular verb is used (10 ml was added). However, if the subject is considered in separate parts, a plural verb is required (10 ml drops were added one by one).
The definite and indefinite articles should be used in formal writing; however, they may be partially excluded in headings, titles, figures, and lists.
Avoid pleonasms: for example, are found to be in agreement-agree, give consideration to-consider, in order to-to.
When a sentence begins with a number, the number must be written in full.
Avoid using a split infinitive unless the sentence requires it to avoid awkwardness or confusion.
Do not use the possessive apostrophe in acronyms (Incorrect: DNA’s).
Do not begin sentences with “and”.
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