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Misuse of restrictive relative clause makes zombies of dead war veterans

by JoeCarillo ( | | | )

October 12, 2010

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A breathtaking cardinal sin in a newspaper’s English grammar

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October 2, 2010

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When thoughtless, badly worded newspaper headlines add insult to injury

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September 25, 2010

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Taking a unified approach to the proper use of punctuation in English

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September 18, 2010

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Will the abolition of tenure for college professors improve higher education?

by JoeCarillo ( | | | | )
September 11, 2010
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Can you speak English well enough for a call-center job?

by JoeCarillo ( | | | | )

September 4, 2010

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Grammar errors too serious to be spared from rigorous postmortem

by JoeCarillo ( | | | )
August 29, 2010
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A very serious case of species and animal gender confusion

by JoeCarillo ( | | | | )

August 21, 2010

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When fixing media’s grammar errors turns into advanced lessons in composition

by JoeCarillo ( | | | | )

August 14, 2010

Dear Fellow Communicators,

To fix four of the problematic sentences that I found in three of the leading Metro Manila broadsheets last week, I had to take recourse to four rather advanced grammatical concepts in English, namely (1) the construction of the so-called first or real conditional sentence, (2) the use of the resumptive modifier and the summative modifier as devices for avoiding the misplacement of relative modifying clauses, (3) elliptical construction, and (4) the hyphenation of compound multiword modifiers.

News stories shouldn’t give room to irrelevant rhetorical flourishes

by JoeCarillo ( | | | | )

August 9, 2010

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