Remember the LITERAL people in your life. Misplaced modifiers can be catastrophic! A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies or describes. Because of the separation, sentences with this error often sound awkward, ridiculous, or confusing. Furthermore, they can be downright illogical. The example above … Continue reading Grammar Giggles From The Editing Hall: Misplaced modifiers
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NEVER FORGET THE POWER OF ONE LETTER!
I have recently read several articles that bemoan the use St. Patty's rather than the correct St. Paddy's Day. Here's a fun cartoon to help you remember the difference! St. Patrick was male, which makes the shortened version Paddy.
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Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. So go ahead, make up some of your own. I like to change the words I don't like. Word play will make you think, giggle, and roll those eyes. Only American English can provide so much free entertainment!
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Say what you mean and mean what you say. Oh, if I had a nickel for the times I've heard that. But it's true, right? English is a complex language. Phrases are easily turned around. Think before you speak. Or at least proofread all your signs! I wouldn't want to be the manager at … Continue reading Grammar Giggles