Over the past few weeks, I’ve been going through some heady editing process, while working on another book. It was even a wonder, how I got through the first book of Dracian Legacy, without setting my laptop on fire from all those simple grammatic mistakes.
Here are my 3 tips:
- Lesson 1: You know how some English teachers told you that you need two spaces after a Period (.). Well maybe yours didn’t. *sighs* Back to my point. Well, it turns out that the proper way is to only add one space after a period (.). The concept of two spaces after a period came about because of type writters and how people were having trouble with seeing if, there was a space or not. Those darn type writers!
- Lesson 2: There is no such thing as ALRIGHT. *gasps* I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been correct by my critique partners with this. All right is the correct format for my slang ‘Alright’.
- Lesson 3: Did you know that there is an order to using adjectives when describing things? Here is the proper way to do it!
- quantity or number
- quality or opinion
- proper adjective (often nationality, other place of origin, or material)
purpose or qualifier
So there, now you have it. Three quick tips on improving your grammar life-style. Now go impress the world!
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