Writing Glitch 1095

Today’s glitch:

It is not possible for anyone to wink a sentence or even a single word. (Facial expressions have meaning, but they’re not words!) This all-too-common error can be fixed by changing the tag to he says, winking or he says with a wink. Another option would be to change the comma after mine to a period and make He winks a separate sentence.

That’s the only change this example needs to be correct.

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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3 Responses to Writing Glitch 1095

  1. I’m just being a smartass, but isn’t it possible to wink a word in Morse Code? 😉😂

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  2. You see this *all* the time in children’s books. It’s even in very famous books like Guess How Much I Love You. Makes my left eye twitch.

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