Tag: grammar

Modifier location is important

Ugh. Today, on Merriam Webster’s Word of the Day, there was a misplaced modifier in one of the example sentences. Considering MW is supposed to be one of the authorities on grammatical correctness, I was quite disappointed. Here’s the sentence, with the word of the day being vitrine: “A weathered wooden child’s chair is stacked …

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Punctuation is important

I have always enjoyed Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynn Truss because it comically explains the importance of punctuation on intended meaning. I was looking around the internet today to see if I could get myself in a better mood when I stumbled upon this great image: WHAT is in that Blizzard? Seems like a …

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No children allowed

Well, after an incredibly long day of working on homework, I still don’t feel caught up at all. However, I did find a picture of this excellent sign that is up in an apartment complex. This, my friends, is a prime example of why misplaced modifiers are a huge pet peeve of mine; they can …

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