Writing Glitch #368

Today’s glitch:


Capitalizing the first word after a misused comma doesn’t make the sentence any less a comma splice.

Change the comma after clans to a period and fix the spelling of witch. (That’s one doozy of a typo!)

I changed over to more than to make the meaning clearer.

There was a war going on between the witch clans. It had been raging for more than two centuries.

(WordPress’ spell check wants me to change witch to which. It has no explanation for why it thinks this is the correct spelling.)


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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2 Responses to Writing Glitch #368

  1. curioushart says:

    Thank you, WordPress’ spell check, for my daily chuckle.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Does make you wonder what algorithm WordPress uses for its spelling.

    Liked by 1 person

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