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Tag Archives: sentence construction
The Importance of the Copy Edit
A friend is doing a massive favor for me and the other authors of a collection we’ve already released. She’s doing the copy edit we should’ve done to begin with. Even though I had already edited the bulk of the … Continue reading
Posted in editing, write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged content editing, copy editing, edit, editing, editors, grammar, punctuation, sentence construction, Writing 13 Comments
What’s the Subject? Grammar Oversimplified
For many of us, if we were ever required to do it at all, it has been ages since we’ve diagrammed a sentence. I actually have a book on how to do it on my wish list in Amazon. Even … Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tips Tagged CMOS, comma placement, compound sentences, gerund phrase, grammar, participle phrase, sentence construction, serial comma 11 Comments
Sometimes you can’t get around using “was,” but more often than not, it’s a sign of the author’s laziness. The verb is sluggish, blah, boring. It lacks pizzazz. It’s time to whack it out of use as much as possible … Continue reading
Posted in Writing, Writing Tips Tagged sentence construction, verbs, Writing, Writing Tips 14 Comments
I’m not too far in this book because I’m such a slow reader–for a couple of reasons. I don’t have as much time to read as I’d like, and when I do read, I tend to savor and enjoy and … Continue reading