A Linguist’s Guide to Grammar

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

What you learned in English class will help you with syntax about as much as what you learned in driving lessons will help you with mechanics—you get by fine until one day you find yourself stopped in the middle of a sentence with smoke coming out from under the hood. In this seminar, we’re going to learn how to take apart sentences the way a mechanic takes apart an engine.

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True. Or the person administering the test is an editor, but they agree with all those picky rules—that's why they're on the test.
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Most times, I'd guess it's the former: to show you know a rule. My experience is that too often when I'm taking an editing test, the grader isn't
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