My 3 Pet Peeves
My 3 Pet Peeves.
First, let me ask a question.
Do you cringe every time you see a period on the outside of a quotation mark? I do!
This error is a glaring grammatical mistake that makes the reader feel like screaming, “STOP!” Nevertheless, this standard error is a red flag that indicates a bumpy road ahead.
However, there are two exceptions to this rule.
Find out what they are Here.
Second, why is it so difficult to understand the difference between farther and further? Talking heads on television often get it wrong.
Third, the dangling preposition at the final word in a sentence is a choice the author has to make. To dangle, or not to dangle?
Here is an informative article by one of the editors for MLA.
Read it Here.
Students in the humanities are required to use the MLA style. In addition, each discipline has a specific required style for writing projects.
What do you think?
Do you have any personal pet peeves?
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