RE: Grammar Question

Subject: RE: Grammar Question
From: Yves JEAUROND <jingting -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: Techwr-L List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:38:41 -0400 (EDT)

I didn't get the part about "writes his name on it".
Try this:
"Draw and sign each picture."

This eliminates the syntax error in the original post,
of misplacing the coordinating conjunction.
A coordinating conjunction ("and") links parts of a sentence that
have the same status*. Duh.

Are there really TWs out there who think that knowing your audience
is more important than knowing English grammar?
Am I in for a shock? :-) I understand that when writing a sitcom,
a movie or other fictions, one needs to inject slang into dialog.
But in TW? There must be someone who has been successful
at putting the cart before the horse? :-)


* Source: Fergusson and Manser, _The Complete Guide to Grammar_,
Arcturus Publishing Limited, London (England), 2006
The info about conjunctions is in every English dictionary and


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