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Writing Glitch #431

Today’s second glitch: There’s only one error in this example. Can you spot it? “The hairstyle I woke up with this morning would have kicked arse in the eighties.” Even if you insist on using the numerals (perhaps because you’re … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #429

Today’s (Saturday’s) first glitch: Add a comma after arrived (compound sentence). Change the period after Jerry to a comma, and un-capitalize the. The apocalypse has arrived, and the world’s only hope is Jerry, the cashier at the local comic book … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #428

Today’s glitch: Add a comma after highway (long introductory phrase).  Add a comma after T-intersection (compound sentence). The verbs are messed up, and you have two options for how to fix them. You can change asked to ask, so everything … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #427

Today’s glitch: Add a comma after light. (The sentence is compound and requires a comma before the conjunction.) Spell out the number: two, not 2. You buy an old house and later discover a sealed water well on the property. … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #426

Today’s glitch: Change the comma after horizon to a period. Either add a comma after ruins or add that before it. I don’t like the latter part of the last sentence; devastation obvious and as powerful just doesn’t sound right. … Continue reading

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Bonus “glitch” (a.k.a. “What Is This Nonsense?”)

Look at that again. Plants… The stars are plants, it says. *facepalm* This has to be just a typo. It has to be, even though it appears twice in a single sentence. There’s a grammatical error, too. Change have to … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #425

(Glitch #424 was too boring; it had to go away.) Today’s second glitch: Always use a comma or commas to separate a direct address, even when addressing someone who isn’t actually present, from the rest of the sentence. (You do … Continue reading

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