28 February 2014


As the matter of fact, she was a person who hard being convinced for instant, she certainly would likes to thinks that his opinion are the corrected then any one else view.

1. Article use: 

Only use “the” to refer to specific items; for singular non-specific items use “a”.

2. Word form: 

Although the sound is similar, don’t confuse “instant” with “instance”. The meanings are quite different.

3. Passive form: 

While “hard being convinced” seems to be a passive construction, the form is incorrect. Hard needs to be introduced by “was” and followed by an infinitive ("was hard to convince").

4. Verb form: 

After a modal verb, use the verb name (“like” not “likes”).

5. Infinitive: 

The infinitive is formed from “to” + the verb name. There is no “s” or any other verb ending on an infinitive, so use “to think” not “to thinks”.

6. Pronoun agreement: 

It makes more sense if you change “his” to “her”. "His” is possible, but it doesn't make as much sense.

7. Word form: 

“Corrected” is a past participial adjective. Here, however, a comparison is needed (i.e. something like "more correct"). A good solution would be to change this expression to “better”.

8. Word confusion: 

“Then” and “than” often sound alike, but they are quite different. Here, you need “than” because there is an implicit comparison.

9. Possessive: 

“View” belongs to someone (in this case, “anyone else”), so it needs to be possessive (anyone else’s).

10. Punctuation: 

The first independent clause ends with “convince”, so a semicolon is needed here.

Suggested solution

As a matter of fact, she is a person who is hard to convince; for instance, she certainly likes to think that her opinion is better than anyone else’s.

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