Writing Glitch 914

Today’s glitch:

Is the war the greatest to sweep dry land, as opposed to the whole world including the oceans, or is it the greatest to sweep the Earth? I suspect the latter, so remember to always capitalize the name of a planet, even yours.

Change the comma after Earth to a period.

Change the period after fire to a comma and continue the compound sentence with yet.

To get to is slightly awkward and may sound better as to reach.

You are the survivor the of the greatest war to sweep the Earth. Most of what you know has been purged by nuclear fire, yet there is one place you’re fighting others to reach before it is too late.

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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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