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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

HOW SIMILAR STRUCTURES CAN BE CONFUSED

This post is about a particular type of grammar mistake that English language learners sometimes make. 1,491 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:

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Between you and me, this sucks

Just between you and me, when I read something like this I have to wonder if English is the writer’s first language:

And then I wonder what the heck the editor was doing before this was published on Yahoo! 85 more words

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