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  • omission of punctuation
  • incorrect punctuation
  • omission of main verb
  • incorrect use of verbs
  • incorrect word order
  • including too much information.

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From the Carboniferous to the Permian it seems that only Western Australia was submerged underwater although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered.

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From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered.
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From the Carboniferous, to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged underwater, although this does not suggest - that other parts of Australia were not also covered.

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The punctuation was incorrect. Check the differences in the corrected version. From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered.
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From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia underwater, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia not also covered.

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The main verbs were missing. From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered.
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From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia is submerged underwater, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia was not also covered.

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The verbs were in the wrong tense or did not agree with the grammatical subject. From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered.
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From the Carboniferous to the Permian, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged underwater.

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The word order made the sentence confusing and you don't need submerged if you have underwater. From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered.
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From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged underwater, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered and so the presence of rugose corals and crinoid fossils found suggests that it was a continental shelf environment and still relatively warm, as corals cannot grow in cold waters.

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There was too much information in one sentence. Some of the information could be included in a separate sentence. The presence of rugose corals and crinoid fossils found suggests that it was a continental shelf environment and still relatively warm, as corals cannot grow in cold waters


omission of punctuation;incorrect punctuation;omission of main verb;incorrect use of verbs;incorrect word order;including too much information
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