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Writing Glitch 936

Today’s glitch: An ellipsis has three dots! Never just two! (And never five or eight or however many you think looks the prettiest or the most “avant-garde.” *rolls eyes*) Don’t capitalize universe (either time). Capitalize Galaxy after Andromeda. (You’re right: … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 935

Today’s glitch: Don’t capitalize sun. (Its proper name is Sol, from which we get solar system — all others are technically stellar systems — and sun is the common noun.) You can keep the numerals if you want — this … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 933

Today’s glitch: In the name of this band, The is part of the name and ought to be capitalized. Also, since the song belongs to the band, an apostrophe should be added to the end of Beatles to make it … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 932

Today’s glitch: First things first: There is a simple rule (yes, rule, not mere suggestion) about when to use further versus when to use farther. The former is for figurative distance (“How much further can this nonsense go on?”), whereas … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 931

Today’s glitch: *reads first sentence, begins hitting head on desk* Friends, if there’s one thing that cannot be massive, it’s emptiness. Emptiness has no mass, y’see. (When the guy with an art degree has to lecture you on basic science, … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 930

Today’s glitch: I know what this is trying to say, but… no. A single moon cannot be, by itself, a double planet just because it’s rather large in relation to the (dwarf) planet it’s paired with, but that’s what the … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 928

Today’s first glitch: Change that emitted from 2 black holes to emitted by two black holes. The last part of this… *shakes head* I know what the example is trying to say, but it says it badly. Move not only … Continue reading

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