Yearly Archives: 2019

Being specific with modifiers

I’m often troubled by vague modifiers (things that describe something else within the sentence). Here’s an example, a caption in today’s Weekend Australian: Geraldine Hakewill stars in Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, a spin-off from the Phyrne Fisher series set in 1964 The problem here is that a naïve reader can’t understand whether the original […]

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