Category Archives: grammar (thoughts of a grammar purist and ex-proofreader)

copyeditors, who needs ‘em (The New York Times, that’s who)

      Mr. Donleavy lived in London and on the Isle of Man for most of the 1950s and ’60s, then moved to Ireland in 1969 after it had abolished the income tax for creative artists, including writer [italics … Continue reading

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grammar (again!)

    “A documentary that aired on Britain’s Channel 4 two weeks ago generated news about how much sex — or not so much — Charles and Diana were having as their marriage cratered, mostly because Charles could not get over his one … Continue reading

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subject-verb DISagreement

    ” ‘The racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable but there is a better way to remove these monuments,’ Gov. Roy Cooper (D) said via Twitter on Monday evening.” — “Protestors in North Carolina topple Confederate statue … Continue reading

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grammar anyone?

      “white nationalists, counterprotestors, violently clash” — CNN     *****************************************************     There should not be a comma between “counterprotestors” and “violently.” The way it’s punctuated, it would appear that there is an apposition indicating that the white … Continue reading

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