Theatre 228 - Grammatical Pet Peeves

Theatre 228 - Grammatical Pet Peeves - GRAMMATICAL PET...

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GRAMMATICAL PET PEEVES I. Never end a sentence with a preposition. Wrong: Athens is the city that most people lived in. Right: Athens is the city in which most people lived. 2 . Never begin a sentence with a conjunction (and/but/yet/or) Wrong: And people loved to attend the Greek festivals at the Acropolis. Right: People loved to attend the Greek festivals at the Acropolis. 3. Always employ a noun after using "This." Wrong: This was the largest of its kind in the Athenian domain. (What am I referencing?) Right: This festival was the largest of its kind in the Athenian domain. 4. Never begin a sentence with "however" or "therefore;" they are not proper prepositions. Wrong: However, other festivals were conducted outside of the polis. Right: Other festivals, however, were conducted outside of the polis. 5. Don't split your infinitives or your verb constructions. Wrong: The plays performed at these festivals were quickly written. Right:
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2010 for the course ENG 211 taught by Professor Ullmann during the Spring '10 term at University of Nebraska Kearney.

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