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Bad grammar is everywhere. In fact, the title of this article is an example of a misplaced modifier. To fit the grammar rules, and to put the modifier in the correct place, the title should be "Examples of Bad Grammar. There are countless grammar rules in the English language. However, one of the best ways to learn correct grammar is to review examples of bad grammar.
Date published April 28, by Shane Bryson. Date updated: June 5, Sentence structure determines how the different parts of a sentence are put together, from its punctuation to the ordering of its words. As well as following basic word order rules , there are many other things you have to consider to write correctly and clearly structured sentences. Sentence structure is not just a matter of grammar, but also of style and flow.
Blog writing — and, increasingly, any informative writing — comes with a unique challenge: Share quality information in a casual, entertaining and approachable voice. While many people think the conversational tone of a blog means writing it will be easy, good writers know the careful calculation that goes into making something read like it took no effort at all. Unfortunately, too many writers try to achieve the tone by actually putting no effort into it. They write the way they speak — but forget one important thing: Writing can be edited. Sure, write like you speak…but better, because writing gives you the chance. Some phrases common to conversational writing always make me cringe. They just annoy me.