Evaluate Your Logic

When critically reading what you’ve written, consider if each statement works when put through its logical paces.

THINK ABOUT IT: Unlike other towns, there was no bakery serving croissants in Portland.

The writer could probably get away with this sentence, but it will annoy a careful reader. It can be taken to mean: “Other towns have bakeries that serve croissants in Portland.”

BEST TO WRITE: Portland, unlike other towns, doesn’t have a bakery that serves croissants.

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Kudos to Bridget from Tennessee, who caught the erroneous you’re written in the first line. Thanks to Bridget, it now correctly reads you’ve written.

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