10 Misplaced Modifier Examples

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Examples are followed by discussion of the error and one or more revisions. 10 Examples. Original post: 10 Misplaced Modifier Examples. Misplaced modifier is the syntactical error of misplacing nonessential but supplemental information within a sentence.

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Why You Should Start Setting Financial Goals (Plus Examples)

Dumb Little Man

For example, maybe you pick one overarching goal like “save more,” but your monthly goals or challenges could be something like only spending a certain amount on non-essential purchases. The post Why You Should Start Setting Financial Goals (Plus Examples) appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Each year offers a fresh start and most of us are eager to get our lives on track. We start out with the best of intentions, but keeping that momentum is easier said than done.

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Writing Styles (with Examples)

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Two Examples of Style. Original post: Writing Styles (with Examples). You’ve probably heard writers (or teachers, or critics) talk about “style” in writing. What exactly is style, though?

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Introducing Examples

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mean ‘for example’? to mean “for example” or “an example.” Sometimes I spell out “for example.” And when I’m feeling academic, I use e.g. to introduce a list of examples. A reader has asked me about my use of the abbreviation Ex. Does [Ex.]

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The 14 English Punctuation Marks With Examples

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Further Reading: When to Use a Comma: 10 Rules and Examples. A colon can be used to introduce an example or series of items, or to join two independent clauses (where the second clause explains the first). Further Reading: When to Use a Colon: Rules and Examples.

2019 107

Hyphens Guide: Functions and Examples

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The rule does not apply to abbreviations standing for open compounds, so use a hyphen, for example, in “US-Mexico border.”) Original post: Hyphens Guide: Functions and Examples. The functions the hyphen appear to be straightforward, but exceptions and inconsistencies abound.

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5 Wordy Sentences Examples and Corrections

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Revision of the following wordy sentences, accompanied by commentary about the revision, provides specific examples of the types of verbosities to eliminate. Original post: 5 Wordy Sentences Examples and Corrections.

2019 104

Subject-Verb Agreement: Rules and Examples

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If that sounds a bit complicated or mathematical, here are a couple of very simple examples to show this in action: The child plays at the park. Here’s an example: There is a child on the swings. Here are some examples: The committee asks new members to sign Form A1.

2019 112

Script Writing Tips and Format Example

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Original post: Script Writing Tips and Format Example. If critics tell you that your stories have too much dialogue, maybe you should consider writing scripts. It’s different from writing ordinary prose. For one thing, a script is not the finished work of art.

2019 105

6 Cool Examples of Successful Niche Businesses

The Solopreneur Life

Here are six examples of how enterprising solopreneurs identified needs, created fabulous niches, and built thriving businesses. Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Cash Flow: The #1 Threat To Solopreneur Businesses. T he secret to a successful niche business is realizing that it isn’t about you. It’s about the customer.” ” —Glenda Ervin, vice president of marketing for Lehman’s. Ervin is absolutely correct.

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When to Use a Colon: Rules and Examples

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Here are some examples of colons being used correctly, preceding an item or multiple items when the sentence requires punctuation at that point. Here’s an example: You should bring: A torch. Drop us a comment below to share your examples.

2019 113

When to Use a Comma: 10 Rules and Examples

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Here’s an example: The cake mix requires flour , sugar , eggs , and butter. Here are some examples: However , she didn’t love him back. For more on this, plus an example of an instance where a comma is required after the independent clause, take a look at Subordinate Clauses and Commas.

2019 113

3 Examples of Dangling Modifiers

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Discussion after each example explains the problem, and revisions demonstrate solutions. Original post: 3 Examples of Dangling Modifiers.

2018 78

All About Prepositional Phrases, with Over 60 Examples

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For example, in the prepositional phrase under the hill , under is the preposition and the hill is the object. For example: An occurrence of sneezing is sometimes considered a sign of disease by over-cautious parents. List of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Examples.

2019 109

3 Examples of Interpolated Coordination

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Discussions following the examples explain the problem, and revisions demonstrate the solution. Original post: 3 Examples of Interpolated Coordination.

2018 71

7 Examples of Incorrect Punctuation with Quotation Marks

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Each example is followed by a discussion of the problem and a revision that provides a solution. Original post: 7 Examples of Incorrect Punctuation with Quotation Marks. This post points out common errors committed when reporting what has been said or written.

2018 113

3 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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n each of the following examples, placement of a phrase obfuscates the sentence’s narrative flow. Original post: 3 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers. Discussion and a revision follow each sentence.

2017 78

3 Examples of Erroneous Case Style

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In each of the following examples, a phrase employs incorrect treatment as to whether one or more words begin with uppercase or lowercase letters. Original post: 3 Examples of Erroneous Case Style.

2018 87

3 Examples of Incorrect Use of Semicolons

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Discussion following each example explains why the use of one or more semicolons is an error, and revisions demonstrate proper punctuation. Original post: 3 Examples of Incorrect Use of Semicolons. In each of the following sentences, semicolons are incorrectly employed.

2018 85

5 Examples of Confused Sentences

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The following five sentences illustrate various ways in which the wrong word order or choice of phrasing can obfuscate meaning; discussion and a revision follows each example. When writers neglect to take sufficient care in forming sentences, confusion and error can easily result.

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3 Examples of Expletives to Be Expunged

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Discussion after each example explains the problem, and a revision demonstrates the solution. Original post: 3 Examples of Expletives to Be Expunged.

2018 78

3 Examples of Mismatched Inflectional Endings

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In each of the following examples, discussions explain this point in greater detail, and revisions illustrate adherence to this rule. Original post: 3 Examples of Mismatched Inflectional Endings.

2017 84

5 Examples of Repetition and Redundancy

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In each of the following sentences, repetition of words or phrases or redundant use of similar terms is easily eliminated, as described in the explanations and shown in the revisions that follow each example. Original post: 5 Examples of Repetition and Redundancy.

2017 82

5 Examples of Insufficient Hyphenation

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The error here is the same as the second one in the previous example — the lack of a hyphen creates the impression that the last word in a phrasal adjective is itself modified by the preceding word or words. Original Post: 5 Examples of Insufficient Hyphenation.

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The Glamorous Life of the Solopreneur, Example No. 83

The Solopreneur Life

T he solopreneur life — it’s so, so glamorous! The home on the beach, the 4-hour work weeks, the world travel, the wealth and riches! If you’re a regular reader of my columns, you know that I’m kidding. Griffin. This week our dog Griffin had, ahem, bowel issues.

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3 Examples of Problems with Parallel Structure

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Discussion following each example explains the problem, and revisions illustrate solutions. Original post: 3 Examples of Problems with Parallel Structure. In each of the following sentences, sentence construction obscures the complementary relationship between parallel phrases.

2018 76

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation”

The Solopreneur Life

As an example of what niche creation looks like, consider the story of Bob Chandler, the St. S olopreneurs are frequently encouraged to “find your niche.” ” I disagree with that advice. Don’t find your niche. Create your niche.

5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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Consider these examples. Original Post: 5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers. You’ve heard that timing is everything. In writing, however, placement takes first place when it comes to conveying meaning. So far, the book has only come out in Italian.”. It has only come out in Italian?

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3 Examples of Strengthening Parallel Structure

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Discussion and a revision follows each example. Original post: 3 Examples of Strengthening Parallel Structure. In each of the sentences below, misplacement of a word, or absence of a word, presents an obstacle to comprehension. These regulations either need to be revised or repealed.

2017 79

3 More Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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Original post: 3 More Examples of Misplaced Modifiers. Words and phrases that provide additional information to clarify relationships between people, places, or things should, for the sake of clarity, be carefully placed to aid readers in understanding a statement.

2017 82

3 Examples of Restructuring In-Line Lists

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A discussion and a revision after each example explains the error and illustrates a solution. Similar to the previous example, because the distinct items are clearly indicated by parallel use of verbs, no hand-holding replacement of commas with semicolons is necessary in this case.).

2017 71

Translating Yearly Goals into Monthly and Weekly Goals – An Example

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Today I wanted to give you a concrete example. The post Translating Yearly Goals into Monthly and Weekly Goals – An Example appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Last week I talked about how setting yearly goals, then generating monthly, weekly and daily goals and tasks can bring you to completion quickly. More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com.,

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3 Examples of Confusion Caused by Missing Words

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Discussion after each example explains the problem, and a revision to each sentence provides a clarifying solution. Original post: 3 Examples of Confusion Caused by Missing Words. In each of the sentences below, omission of a small but key word muddles the statement’s meaning.

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3 Examples of How a Comma Can Change Meaning

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Omission of a lowly comma often alters the intent of a sentence, as demonstrated in the following examples, each followed by discussion and a revision. Original post: 3 Examples of How a Comma Can Change Meaning.

2017 97

3 Examples of Dashing to the Rescue

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To properly signal an abrupt syntactical change or clearly indicate syntactical hierarchy, consider replacing one or two commas with a dash or two, as described in a discussion and shown in a revision following each of the examples in this post.

2017 69

5 Examples of How Hyphens Help

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Original Post: 5 Examples of How Hyphens Help. Confusion about whether or not to use a hyphen remains one of the most common mechanical problems in writing. Here are five sentences in which hyphens are erroneously omitted. The head on crash sent three people to the hospital.”.

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5 Examples of Faulty Parallel Structure

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Here are five examples of sentences in which parallel structure is flawed, with a discussion of each error. Similar to the previous example, in this sentence, the three items in this list can share a preposition, or each can have its own (not necessarily the same one used three times).

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5 More Examples of Extraneous Hyphens

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Original Post: 5 More Examples of Extraneous Hyphens. When it comes to hyphens, prose is often in a state of disequilibrium: Sometimes there are too many, and sometimes there are too few, but careful writers learn when the number of hyphens is just right.

2013 113

What Is Irony? (With Examples)

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Here are some examples of irony (or the lack of): Is it ironic that I posted a video about how boring and useless Facebook is on Facebook? With Examples). Recently I was walking and talking with my co-worker, who happens to be a freelance writer and aspiring journalist.

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5 More Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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An auditing organization is identified in this sentence as an example of consumers’ personal information. Make sure that when you shoehorn additional information into a sentence, it is being wedged in at a location where its relationship to a word or phrase is clear.

2016 74

3 Examples of Proper Attribution of Quotations

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Original Post: 3 Examples of Proper Attribution of Quotations. Of the 230 companies we inventoried in 1984, 54 had gone out of business or been taken over by 1987. From 1981 to 1994, we lost 84 percent,’ said Smith.”.

2013 107

Polysyndeton: What it Means, and Examples of How to Use It

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Here’s an example: “At the weekend, we went to the park and the fair and the swimming pool and the movie theatre.” Here are some more examples, using different conjunctions: “Want a sandwich? ” Effects of Polysydenton (and Examples).

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3 Examples of How Missing Words Cause Confusion

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Original post: 3 Examples of How Missing Words Cause Confusion. In each of the following sentences, the absence of a word or phrase is an obstacle to clarity. Discussion after each sentence explains the problem, and a revision provides the solution.

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