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Monday, August 29, 2011

Poll Results 148

Here was the question:

What is wrong with this (from a novel)? "Which I wasn't saying to be nice, it's completely true."

You can't start a sentence with a "Which" clause like this.
43 (60%)
You can't use contractions like this.
2 (2%)
The punctuation is incorrect.
21 (29%)
Nothing is wrong.
5 (7%)

Congratulations to 29% of you.

You can start a sentence with a "Which" clause. For more info, see this Grammar Girl episode.

As for the contractions, they're fine.

The punctuation, however, is not fine. You can't just add a sentence to another. You have to add a period after "nice."


Carl said...

Or a semi-colon, right?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Where do you propose to put the semicolon?