GRAMMATICAL PET PEEVESI. 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: The plays performed at these festivals were writtenquickly.
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GRAMMATICAL PET PEEVES, Athenian domain, Greek festivals