Writing Glitch #452

Today’s second glitch:

Because heads is plural, the missing apostrophe belongs after the s in ancestors’. (More than one head means more than one ancestor to have owned the heads, unless this family was really weird.)

Change look up on to look up at

Because heads is plural, change appears to appear.

Did you catch the typo in the last line?

You enter your new neighbor’s home for the first time, look up at the wall, and see what appear to be his ancestors heads’ on wooden wall mounts.

 

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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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One Response to Writing Glitch #452

  1. curioushart says:

    Kinda makes you hesitate to borrow a cup of sugar.

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