This, unfortunately, is my own Criminal Sentence. Luckily, I caught it before it was published:
"Pompous-sounding and out-of-place vocabulary attract negative attention."
Yikes! That should be "attracts." The subject is "vocabulary," which is singular. I got distracted by the two compound adjectives.
You can read this corrected sentence, and the rest of my extremely grammatical article, on Thursday, when my new Writermag.com column comes out.
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