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The Bell Team
Written by the Bell Team

In the previous blog, ‘How to proofread your writing’, I talked about the skills you could learn in order to ensure your writing is free from mistakes.  

Here are two tasks for you to check how good your proofreading skills are.

Spelling

Can you find the 12 spelling mistakes?

There are many arguements about how we should care for the enviroment. Their is one point of view that states it is definately the responsibility of goverments around the world. They should take control and to bring in all the neccesary laws. These uses of the laws will then acheive what we all hope for. Other people take the view that we all need to act independantly and except responsibility for the world around us. Unfortunatley, many people are not willing to change their behavour and think that it is other people who should change. Finaly, we all need to take responsibilitry for the world as it is the only one that we have.

Grammar

Can you find the 12 grammar mistakes?

The aim of this study is to exploring the role of branding on the French pharmaceutical industry. The main focus is on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines as this types of drugs can to be obtained in pharmacies without prescriptions. In France, OTC medicines are allowed to have advertised in magazines and on TV, unlike prescription medicines which are not allowed to be. Thus, consumers are much likely to be influenced by branding directly when exposed to OTC rather as non-OTC medicines. Combined for this is the fact that, nowadays, consumers are far more educated and more actively search for medical advice on x Internet. This means that consumers is no longer people who only receive medical information but they also search it up. Therefore, pharmaceutical companies having to be aware of the importance of OTC branding and how it can affect consumers.

Author: Ken Bateup, teacher at Bell Cambridge. Ken currently teaches on our IELTS and Masters Preparation Programme courses.

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Answers

Mistakes are in bold and correct answers are in brackets.

Spelling

There are many arguements (arguments) about how we should care for the enviroment (environment). Their (There) is one point of view that states it is definately (definitely) the responsibility of goverments (governments) around the world. They should take control and to bring in all the neccesary (necessary) laws. These uses of the laws will then acheive (achieve) what we all hope for. Other people take the view that we all need to act independantly (independently) and except responsibility for the world around us. Unfortunatley, (unfortunately) many people are not willing to change their behavour (behaviour) and think that it is other people who should change. Finaly (finally), we all need to take responsibilitry (responsibility) for the world as it is the only one that we have.

                 
Grammar

The aim of this study is to exploring (explore) the role of branding on (in) the French pharmaceutical industry. The main focus is on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines as this (these) types of drugs can to (delete this word) be obtained in pharmacies without prescriptions. In France, OTC medicines are allowed to have (be) advertised in magazines and on TV, unlike prescription medicines which are not allowed to be. Thus, consumers are much (more) likely to be influenced by branding directly when exposed to OTC rather as (than) non-OTC medicines. Combined for (with) this is the fact that, nowadays, consumers are far more educated and more actively search for medical advice on x (the) Internet. This means that consumers is (are) no longer people who only receive medical information but they also search it up (out). Therefore, pharmaceutical companies having (have) to be aware of the importance of OTC branding and how it can affect consumers.

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