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Author Archives: Bonnie Trenga

Using Parallelism in Your Writing

The Sentence Sleuth says you need to balance all the elements of your sentences.

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The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier

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The Four Commandments of Writing Good Sentences

If you want to write a good sentence, don’t pay any attention to your grammar. I don’t mean “a sentence this like OK is.” I mean don’t automatically think you’ve written a good sentence just because it’s grammatically correct. Lots of bad sentences are grammatically correct. Some of these bad sentences might even be yours.

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The Sentence Sleuth: In Search of Lost Readers

Keep your readers with sentences that are the perfect length. Read more

The Sentence Sleuth: Nix Those Nominalizations

Our new grammar guru shows you how to avoid receiving the Naughtiest Writing Habit Award. Read more