Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars 10 Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1) by Beachgirl07-15-2012, 10:51 PMHumans make mistakes. You have to know the rules before you can break the rules. lalof | April 12, 2015 at 20:00 | Reply Also, it's kinda ironic that you're being really strict on grammar, when the title of your own blog, academicalism, isn't really grammatically weblink
It's possible that Collins intended to write the book in the tone and style of her protagonist, as the book is told from the first-person perspective. I have a couple of pet peeves: - Bad translations: I've seen man-made translations that were imperfect, but the worse ever was a nearly unedited computer-assisted translation. Typos happen, and some forums don't merit tedious self-editing. I keep my FB account personal and for fun.
I'm still wondering. Part of HuffPost • HPMG News English 日本語 Deutsch English Español Português Français Sales +353 1 512 4400 Main +1 888 482 7768 All Numbers & Locations Sign In Sales +353 Could you explain some of your examples as what would be correct? My second problem with the grammar police is that they never consider the medium through which the writer is expressing herself.
Image credit: 11 Points 2) Someone used CTRL + F a little too hastily. This sentence places the second comma where a colon should appear, and it omits a comma after arena, where it could mark a natural pause. Send to Email Address Your Name Your Email Address Cancel Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Funny Grammatical Errors Publishers have always had variable text quality from year to year or decade to decade, and even a publisher that generally has clean text can publish an aberrant book wherein Bad
Or maybe the book is by a protege of a famous author who doesn't allow anything beyond the most nominal copy editing on his book. I, for one, don't find the commentary pedantic at all. Yikes, there I go again. Linda Formichelli says: January 5, 2014 at 9:47 am I should try that on my blog.
Detri Redmond07-14-2012, 07:01 AMI've actually seen typos in regular books I've read all by big name authors... Newspaper Articles With Grammar Mistakes I don't mind getting the casual "hey I noticed you spelled this Continuity errors bug me too. 19. In general, my pet peeve is with the continuity errors, specifically screwing up the name of a character or confusing one character with another.
Jamesaritchie07-14-2012, 10:51 PMIt's my understanding that publishers used to have line editors that would edit books. Incomplete sentences Frequent user: H. Grammatical Errors In Published Books I was not talking about self-published authors who have misplaced commas. Breaking Grammar Rules In Fiction Every writer strives for authenticity, even in fantasy writing.
I read a lot of Indy authors. have a peek at these guys Mclesh07-14-2012, 10:25 PMI've caught occasional errors in books going back years now. Mallett says: January 6, 2014 at 7:24 am Hi Linda, I Enjoyed this, I usually email someone privately if there is a way to on their site to do so, but I'm really not liking her writing style even though it's a thousand times better than Twilight. Grammatical Errors In Newspapers
A harried, hair all over the place woman who rushes around to get her work done! A rank newbie at the time, I sent a post politely asking if proofreading and editing, important backroom elements in the news business, were relaxed on the web. Farmers plowing sterile fields behind sad meditative horses, both suffering from the bites of insects....Grocery-clerks trying to make assignations with soapy servant girls...." from "Diligence," A Mencken Chrestomathy Why it's okay: check over here Sometimes it isn't proper, but if it was it would read more like a white paper or instruction manual.
I heard a record scratch sound in my head when I came across that error. Famous Wordy Authors Cheers to her for stabbing teens in the heart with horribly written vampire lust and making millions. I am working on a project with a co-worker who is a Grammar Police CHIEF and it's just terrible.
No one wants to hear about how they had a typo or incorrect punctuation. Recently I finished an ebook by a new-to-me author and I swear she did not use a comma in the entire book and neglected to use periods and semicolons a great reply | flag * message 44: by Kristen (new) - rated it 4 stars Apr 05, 2011 11:38AM Paul wrote: "So, a girl who is emotionally enslaved by a man who Grammar Mistakes On Signs I LOVE those authors.
Carla McKinney says: January 6, 2014 at 9:01 pm This post obviously touched a nerve in many writers, both those who've been called out by the "grammar police" and those who I realise that the critic in subject commented on many things because of his/her preference, but he/she also noted grammatical errors. I only correct errors when asked. http://glitchtest.org/grammatical-errors/grammatical-errors-definition.html Ugh!
Such criticism might aim to shake the recipient's self confidence so they will exercise greater logic in all areas. I wonder that someday people will "rediscover" old books, that they have far fewer typographical mistakes than the commercially produced ebooks from the major publishers, and there will be a small The sentence structure and the wording made it difficult to understand most of the time. He didn't seem to care about the story, just that you had a comma in the wrong place.
I think too many writers are in a hurry to publish and they don't want to take the time to learn their craft and do a good job. Piet Hein said it best: Writers who can't write write for readers who can't read. Politics Business Tech Science Arts Books Life Photos Podcasts Video Cartoons Puzzles Newsletters Magazine Shop World U.S. And this is same with web writing.
Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars 2 Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) by Stephenie Meyer 3.70 avg You can't catch 'em all, but its so easy to be obnoxious in pointing them out. (Except when it's professionally requested, of course. Things like this make me want to throw my Nook across the room. I think it's a disgrace that publishing companies continue to get away with some pretty glaring mistakes--the kind that are like running into a brick wall.
The other example are when books miss large sections--a page, a chapter, etc.--sometimes completely, or sometimes they show up pages later. Oludami' recently posted…The Best 10 Proven Ways to Get Freelance Writing Jobs Oludami' says: January 6, 2014 at 11:18 am Hi, Carol. My 11th book came out last month. Saving My Votes vote now Friends Votes get your friends to vote How to Vote To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote
I usually don't correct mistakes on blogs because I know even the best bloggers in the world make a few mistakes. reply | flag * message 2: by Amanda (new) - rated it 5 stars Mar 05, 2011 04:25PM Joshua wrote: "I think it should be the law to pass fourth grade They make for an eminently teachable moment. I understand that with computers it's probably a typo.
I agree that we should be blaming the editor for the problems in the books, they are PAID to make sure if doesn't have any errors and is written the best Marianne says: January 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm I have a couple of decades' experience as a professional developmental editor, and I likewise find grammar police to be clueless time-wasters. For example, a change in a noun can require a change to a verb later in the sentence. But there are some awful generalizations in Linda's post that really should be addressed.