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Writing Glitch #542

Today’s glitch: The problem here is with word choice. Describing this character as cursed as a mute implies that she was already mute, and the rival tribe cursed her (some other way) because of it, which doesn’t make sense. It … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #541

Today’s glitch: Delete the comma after saying. That’s all; everything else is fine. “All I’m saying is that if you blow up the house, you’re going to be so fired.”

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Writing Glitch #540

Today’s second glitch: Add a comma after evolved (compound sentence). Get rid of the comma after prison. (The phrase because your body doesn’t do this is  restrictive and cannot be deleted without changing the meaning of the sentence.) Hyphenate maximum-security … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #539

Today’s first glitch: This example contains both a comma splice (two sentences incorrectly  joined by a comma) and a compound sentence needing a comma before the conjunction. Fix it by changing the comma after about to a period and adding … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #538

Today’s second glitch: The problem here is with comma placement. Either get rid of the comma completely or move it to after paths instead of after knowingly (because it makes no sense where it is in the original).  Whenever a … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #537

Today’s first glitch: Don’t capitalize the first word of a dialogue tag that follows the dialogue. In this example, she should not be capitalized. If you find yourself needing/wanting both an exclamation mark and a question mark for the same … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #536

Today’s second glitch: This one is going to require some rewording in addition to any corrections to grammar and punctuation. As it is, the introductory phrase in the first sentence (kudos to the creator of this example for using a … Continue reading

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