Who Needs a Proofreader Anyway?

There are answers to this question on – literally – every street corner. I challenge you to walk down any commercial street, passing a dozen or so businesses, and not come across at least one sign with some spelling or punctuation error. But how much does it matter? If the local greengrocer is offering “Potato’s”… Continue reading

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Why Grammar is Necessary for Clarity – Part 4 – Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

Perhaps the most famous misplaced modifier is a joke (see disclaimer below!) told by Groucho Marx:   “This morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas, I’ll never know.”   Disclaimer: Quite aside from the misplaced modifier, I have to say that – to modern ears – this joke actually seems in… Continue reading

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