Writing Glitch #758

Today’s first glitch:

I’m not quite certain what the writer was trying to say here, but I suspect it’s that hands in the dark are worse than eyes in the dark, so…

In the dark, the only thing worse than eyes are hands.

Or you could just get rid of the comma and otherwise keep the original as it is.

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About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live 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 #758

  1. Kaylena says:

    Yeah, not sure about the syntax of that first sentence- even if you remove the comma. Yours is an improvement!

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