A sentence from something I'm editing:
"... a large corkboard with notes from clients pinned to it."
I had to chuckle at this, as I imagined some poor clients pinned to his corkboard. The phrase "pinned to it" goes with "notes," not "clients."
Let's unpin them:
"... a large corkboard on which I've pinned notes from clients."
That's a little more formal sounding but a lot less painful for those clients (and for picky editors).
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