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[Readings]

Grammar Yahtzee

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From a post on Object Dreams, a Tumblr blog. The post is a rewriting of The Elements of Style using predictive text, a program that assists typing by anticipating which words are most likely to follow a given word or phrase.

The word is usually in a sentence which is frequently in a paragraph. The subject of a single word is usually the word, unless the word is the subject of its sentence. In this sentence, the subject is the same word as the freak clause: “His brother, whom he found to be young, was very sorry that he had written a semicolon.”

A comma is required if there is no comma. The paragraph sometimes begins with a comma instead of a word.

With capitalized English, be careful. This type is usually unnecessary and not worth reading. It is better to insert one word like “country,” or ninety-five clauses joined by commas. In many cases, the second clause is preceded by a stupendous word such as “accordingly.” This sentence will probably be misused by a man: “I wish I were employed by a stupendous paragraph, with capitalized English words and expressions.”

A sentence must be feminine or better. This is the gist of all the sentences in this book. This is the gist of history.


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December 2016