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Monday, October 13, 2008

Poll Results 7

Congrats to 63% of you! "As a dentist" needs to be followed by who is a dentist. This is a misplaced modifier. I just covered this topic as a guest writer for Grammar Girl. Please see here.

Which sentence contains a grammatical error?
Looking for love, I went on a blind date.
10 (6%)
As a dentist, gold fillings are his specialty.
92 (63%)
Sad to be saying goodbye, he waved at the car as it drove away.
26 (18%)
Broken into pieces, the vase could not be repaired.
16 (11%)

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