Author Archives: Thomas Weaver
Today’s second glitch: This one contains a compound adjective (two or more words functioning as a single adjective), which needs a hyphen. In a futuristic society, someone has hacked your government-mandated brain implant. (Don’t you hate it when that happens?) … Continue reading
Today’s first glitch: It’s a compound sentence (just like this one), so it needs a comma before the conjunction. She had galaxies in her eyes, and electricity crackled within her.
Today’s glitch: Isn’t it funny when someone complains about one grammatical error while committing others? Use amount for things that cannot be counted (a pile of mashed potatoes, for example) and number for things that can be counted. Use who, … Continue reading
(Glitch #391 was boring — nothing but a comma splice — so I decided to skip it.) Today’s glitch: Always capitalize the first word of a sentence. (Did you catch the typo in the first sentence?) Change the comma after … Continue reading
Today’s glitch: Even if the character had more than one mother, it’s safe to assume the diary belonged to only one person. Add an apostrophe before the s in mothers for the singular possessive form. Change the comma after diary … Continue reading
Today’s glitch: (Did you catch the typo?) Add a comma after running. “What time is it?” “Time for you to start running, apparently.” If apparently was at the beginning of the sentence, you wouldn’t need a comma to separate it … Continue reading