A dangling what, you ask? And yes, you read the title correctly. Dangling modifiers are a common but difficult-to-spot grammar issue that are, fortunately, easy to fix.
I found this gem while perusing WordPress and figured my readers would enjoy it as much as I did, though it’s not exactly grammar related.
And let’s be honest: You use some of these, don’t you? Maybe? Just one? I haven’t, but, you know, this is just how the young ‘uns talk on social media nowadays. Might as well educate myself.
If you’re an avid New Yorker reader like I am, you’re probably familiar with this little accent mark–often mistaken for the German umlaut–that’s placed over words with two consecutive vowels:
Coöperation, coördinate, reëngineer, and preëminent to name a few.
I love this grammar meme about as much as I hate it when writers mix up there, their, and they’re.
Just to be clear, I’m talking about position titles, not book/movie/article titles (already covered that–at least in part–here).
So, titles: to capitalize or not to capitalize?
Maybe you’re slapping your forehead right now, saying “duh!” or even “der!”
You’re likely thinking,
This is SO OBVIOUS. At least explain semi-colons to me or something else useful.