These are comment marks that Hunter uses to tell a client the type of problem in the text, i.e. what needs repairing.
|action verb||Rather than a copula verb, use an action verb for impact/clarity.|
|agr||mistake with subject-verb agreement|
|awk||A phrase or sentence is awkward (awkward = not smooth)|
|cas||This language is casual, not formal.|
|conj||This is a conjunction (don’t start a sentence with it).|
|FAE||This is not Formal Academic English|
|link||this logic link is wrong, or at least not the best choice|
|non-std||this phrasing is not standard|
|not true||This sentence/phrase, as written, is untrue.
e.g. In this paper, 36 randomly selected subjects were interviewed.
|par||imperfect parallel structure
e.g. Some New Zealanders have been forced to live in cars, garages and under bridges.
|red||redundant (some information has been repeated,
e.g. The temperature was also recorded as well.)
|ref||pronoun reference/article reference problem
(i.e. What does this pronoun/article refer to?)
|run-on||This is a run-on sentence; it’s too long to be readable.|
|S-V||The subject and verb in a sentence do not agree in some way.|
|tense||You have used the wrong verb tense (past/present/future)
e.g. Yesterday I am going to Tokushima.
|topic-stress||The first part of a sentence (or paragraph) should contain TOPIC (background, or back-linking); the last part should contain STRESS (what you want to reveal or emphasize)|
|usage||This combination of words is not standard/not central.
e.g. The country was fragmented into many domains.
|vag||This phrasing is vague or ambiguous.
e.g. The dispute weakened the position of the government.
|voice||Change from the passive voice to active voice, or vice versa.
e.g. The ball was hit by the batter. (Here ‘voice’ means change to “The batter hit the ball.”)
|windy||This writing is run-on, it could and should be much shorter.|
|word||Find a better word for your meaning.|
|Add something here (often an article).|