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Writing Glitch #485

Today’s second glitch: Spell out numbers instead of using numerals: seven, not 7. (Even if you choose to follow the AP Stylebook, which is intended specifically for journalism, you should spell out numbers one through nine. Writing ten but 7… … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #484

Today’s first glitch: Ticket, not ticked. *sigh* Change the period after Just don’t to a comma. Your future self appears before you, instructs you to play the lottery in two weeks, and hands you a slip of paper with six … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #483

Today’s second glitch: Either the writer dropped the e from planets (twice!), or there is something seriously wrong with their understanding of science… As for the rest, I’m going to assume it’s meant to be whimsical, rather than that the … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #482

Today’s first glitch: This, friends, is an example of someone confusing a couple of nouns that sound a little bit alike, but not the same. The correct word is rowan (a kind of tree — it’s also known as the … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #481

Today’s last glitch: The introductory phrase After falling through time needs a comma after it. Add a comma after phone, too. Italicize the name of the network (use italics when referring to words as themselves) instead of putting it in … Continue reading

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WritingGlitch #480

Today’s second (but not last) glitch:  This sentence is compound (two complete sentences joined by a conjunction), so it needs a comma before the conjunction and. (I don’t care if you don’t wanna do it… Unless you can point to … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #479

Surely you suspected these would be back eventually, didn’t you? Well, friends, we’ve got a lot of catching up to do…  Today’s first glitch:   You need a comma following an introductory adverbial phrase (after is an adverb — oh, … Continue reading

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