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Do Your Participles Dangle?

In my career as a proofreader and editor, I see these all the time. Heck, I’m sure I even write them now and again. If “dangling participle” (or “dangling modifier”) isn’t a phrase you hear very often–few of us do–then let me give you a few examples from the… 298 more words

Grammar Advice

133. Confusions of Similar Structures

Beware of combining two similar grammatical structures into a single incorrect one


This post is about a particular type of grammar mistake that English language learners sometimes make. 1,487 more words

Academic And Professional Writing

The man of whom we speak

There’s at least one person who writes for a living, but has only a tenuous grasp of English grammar. Of course, the man of whom we speak is the Yahoo! Sports writer responsible for this: