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Writing Glitch #806

Today’s glitch: This, friends, is an example of how bad grammar has the potential to ruin lives. Consider for a moment what this example sentence means. Then indicates when something happens, relative to other events. As written, the example is … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #805

Take three — they’re small. 🙂 Today’s third glitch: I admit that I laughed out loud at this one. Bear hands… Wow. I am uncertain if I have ever encountered this particular homophone glitch “in the wild,” so to speak. … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #804

Today’s second glitch: Add a comma after killed. That’s all. “How we didn’t get killed, I don’t know.” (If you don’t like the comma, change the order of the words: I don’t know how we didn’t get killed. As you … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #803

Today’s first glitch: More than one troll with a bridge means there’s more than one bridge, right? Change their bridge to their bridges. The name of the bridge is misspelled. It’s Golden Gate Bridge, not Goldengate Bridge. (*facepalm*) Trolls grow … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #802

Today’s second glitch: I appreciate the snark (even if it is based on a misinterpretation of what was originally meant by in his image — not everyone gets Renaissance-era English, y’know?), but the punctuation… *shakes head* Get rid of the … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #801

Today’s first glitch: *rolls eyes* This can be made okay — not good, but passable — by deleting extremely. This is not because Adverbs Are Bad (those are sarcasm/irony capitals, friends: see CMoS 7.47 for details), but because the adverb … Continue reading

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Writing glitch #800

Today’s glitch: Delete the comma after away. There. Now the grammar and punctuation are correct. Wasn’t that easy? Also, I’m changing dust to brush, partly to make the sentence sound better and partly for accuracy: One, the dirt or whatever … Continue reading

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