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Writing Glitch #605

Today’s second glitch: Change 5 to five and don’t hyphenate five minutes. (The only time to hyphenate five-minute — notice the lack of an s at the end — is when it is used as a compound adjective: She gave … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #603

Today’s second glitch: *sigh* ‘Nother comma splice… I don’t know why so many writers think these are correct. He put his arms in a boxing stance. Who knew the Angel of Death would be such a sore loser? Notice that … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #602

Today’s first glitch: Add a comma before the conjunction and, because this example is a compound sentence. The power outages had become more frequent, and the fear in the eyes of the citizens meant they knew it wouldn’t be long … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #593

Today’s glitch: Change the comma after age to a period. The fact that the next word is capitalized in no way makes this not a comma splice. To what does It’s refer? The unaging teenager? Friends, we don’t use it … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #591

Today’s second glitch: Getting rather overzealous with the capitalization, aren’t you, folks? Curiosity is the proper name of a vehicle and should be italicized. The word rover, on the other hand, refers to a generic type of vehicle and should … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #583

Today’s glitch: The first thing that jumped out at me as a glaring error in this example was the misspelling of castes/caste. (I need to remember to add cast/caste to my list of homophone glitches.) Capitalize the first word of … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #580

Today’s first glitch: When the tag follows the dialogue, do not capitalize the first word of the tag, because it’s still part of the same sentence. In the example, the (the one before demon) should not be capitalized. Also, hollowed … Continue reading

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