I love this grammar meme about as much as I hate it when writers mix up there, their, and they’re.
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.
Thank you, Huff Post, for putting a conversation I have almost daily (sometimes with actual people, sometimes in my head) in writing.
Please share any annoying words or phrases that you’ve found capitalized in the comments.
In my career as a proofreader and editor, I see these all the time. Heck, I’m sure I even write them now and again. If “dangling participle” (or “dangling modifier”) isn’t a phrase you hear very often–few of us do–then let me give you a few examples from the University of Bristol’s website:
1.) Driven to drink by her problems, we see how Janet will come to a sticky end.