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If You’re Taking a 300-Level English Course, You Should Know These Grammar Rules

If You’re Taking a 300-Level English Course, You Should Know These Grammar Rules

Avoid dangling modifiers and vague antecedents.

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Jonathan Rick
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December 18, 2019
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  1. If You’re Taking a 300-Level English Course, You Should Know

    These Grammar Rules
  2. Avoid Dangling Modifiers

  3. Wrong After finishing her homework, the TV was free to

    use.
  4. Wrong After finishing her homework, the TV was free to

    use.
  5. Wrong After finishing her homework, the TV was free to

    use. Right After finishing her homework, she turned her attention to the TV.
  6. Avoid Vague Antecedents

  7. Wrong Lord Mormont was unable to convince the Hand of

    the King that the Wall needed more men. This was the subject of a bitter debate in the Small Council.
  8. Wrong Lord Mormont was unable to convince the Hand of

    the King that the Wall needed more men. This was the subject of a bitter debate in the Small Council.
  9. Wrong Lord Mormont was unable to convince the Hand of

    the King that the Wall needed more men. This was the subject of a bitter debate in the Small Council. Right Lord Mormont was unable to convince the Hand of the King that the Wall needed more men. This failure was the subject of a bitter debate in the Small Council.
  10. Wrong Boeing’s 737 Max has been grounded since two deadly

    crashes killed 346 people. It has disrupted the global aviation industry and plunged the company into the biggest crisis the aerospace giant has ever faced.
  11. Wrong Boeing’s 737 Max has been grounded since two deadly

    crashes killed 346 people. It has disrupted the global aviation industry and plunged the company into the biggest crisis the aerospace giant has ever faced.
  12. Wrong Boeing’s 737 Max has been grounded since two deadly

    crashes killed 346 people. It has disrupted the global aviation industry and plunged the company into the biggest crisis the aerospace giant has ever faced. Right Boeing’s 737 Max has been grounded since two deadly crashes killed 346 people. These events have disrupted the global aviation industry and plunged the company into the biggest crisis the aero- space giant has ever faced.
  13. Know When to Use Single Quotation Marks and When to

    Use Double Quotation Marks
  14. Wrong I hate getting emails from a ‘no-reply’ address. Right

    I hate getting emails from a “no-reply” address.
  15. Wrong Claire says, “The most common reaction I get from

    clients is, “If the candidate can’t follow simple application instructions, how will she perform on the job?”” Right Claire says, “The most common reaction I get from clients is, ‘If the candidate can’t follow simple application instructions, how will she perform on the job?’”
  16. Know When to Use a “Hyphen,” an “En Dash,” and

    an “Em Dash”
  17. Wrong Claire says, “The most common reaction I get from

    clients is, “If the candidate can’t follow simple application instructions, how will she perform on the job?”” Right Claire says, “The most common reaction I get from clients is, ‘If the candidate can’t follow simple application instructions, how will she perform on the job?’” Mark What It Looks Like When to Use It Hyphen - A well-known author. En Dash – July 7 – July 8. Em Dash — To be or not to be — that is the question.