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At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 21:06
by Slugger
Literature/English is not one of my sister's strong suites. They're reading Beowulf now in 12th grade English and I helped her with her one assignment tonight. The supplementary material included this list of grammatical errors, which included:

[*]catenative verbs
[*]dangling participles
[*]lack of or faulty parallelism
[*]modal auxiliary verbs
[*]pretentious language
[*]split infinitives
[*]stacked noun phrases
[*]unnecessary intensifiers
[*]untriggered reflexive pronouns

I sat there for a moment trying to figure out how to explain the definitions to her, then walked up to my room, pulled out The Butlerian Jihad, and proceeded to go through it with her, picking out examples. We had more than enough material and I think she understood how not to write.

So, at least I got another use out of these books. Feel a little better about spending the money...just slightly.

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 21:50
by Hunchback Jack
:lol:

"Unnecessary intensifiers", particularly.

HBJ

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 03:49
by Schu
that's awesome!

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 07:47
by Freakzilla
Ultra-awesome! :wink:

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 13:10
by Serkanner
Freakzilla wrote:Ultra-awesome! :wink:


Double Plus Good

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 16:03
by lotek
:clap: :clap:

that's just pure win!

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 16:42
by Ampoliros
excellent!

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 18:29
by Lisan Al-Gaib
I would love to know what exeamples did you used. What parts, what phrases. Only to laugh a little =)

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 18:47
by Seraphan
Yeah, we could put it together with A Thing of Eternity's review of sandworms of dune and other analysis of why McDune is utter crap.

Re: At least one good use for theHack's writing

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 19:08
by A Thing of Eternity
I've always wanted to print out my Sandworms review and mail it to both the hacks. :)