Monthly Archives: May 2017

Weekly Excerpt From: GRAMMAR FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE RULES by Kathleen A. Watson

Dangling Modifiers: Confusing to Downright Silly I know, I know … I’ve heard all the jokes about dangling modifiers. But when it comes to grammar, they are no laughing matter. A dangling modifier is a phrase that either is in … Continue reading

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Weekly Excerpt From: GRAMMAR FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE RULES by Kathleen A. Watson

[This chapter seemed appropriate for this special day!] Honor Parents, But do it Right Every spring, we’re bookended by holidays that honor parenthood: Mother’s Day, which is the second Sunday in May, and Father’s Day, which is the third Sunday … Continue reading

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Weekly Excerpt From: GRAMMAR FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE RULES by Kathleen A. Watson

Don’t Leave As far as Hanging: Anchor It With a Verb Lots of today’s communication is abbreviated, but here’s usage I hear daily that is so shortened, it’s grammatically incorrect: As far as dogs, collies are my favorite. As far … Continue reading

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