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 … Continue reading
When combining thoughts in a sentence, stop and consider: do they go together? THEY DON’T FOLLOW: If you don’t mind splurging, each dish tastes homemade. What does one’s mind-set about spending money have to do with how food tastes? BUT THIS MAKES SENSE: Each dish tastes homemade and is worth the considerable expense.