Misplaced modifiers can be hilarious.
They have a sub-species, called ‘dangling modifiers’.
We see them everywhere. Not only are they are incorrect, they mangle the meaning of the sentence.
In some cases, though, they are just downright comical. Continue reading “Misplaced modifiers: Babies who smoke”
Pumpkin soup is definitely something we need to watch out for! Remember, you’ve been warned….
A newsletter, which I receive reasonably regularly, previewed its feature articles in the email header, and was considerate enough to put women, in particular, on the alert. Continue reading “Comma controversies: shooting clay pigeons and men”
It’s difficult to get through even one day’s reading without having to struggle through the tangled mess of woolly words – a real dog’s blanket of poor grammar and lazy language use. Continue reading “‘He sadly died’ and other woolly words”
Public speaking can be a challenge.
That’s probably an understatement.
Many people say it’s the single most terrifying thing they ever have to do.
Having an idea of the basics will definitely help. Continue reading “Public Speaking … who, me?”
When my clients ask for writing tips, I often share them this way.
Lots of people are confused about using alright, as opposed to all right.
This issue has come up several times recently, so … Continue reading “Writing Tips: Everything’s all right, alright?”