Not sure who or what is a split infinitive? In purgatory over your present participles, tense over tenses? Do your modifiers *gasp* dangle?
It’s okay, you can tell us. We understand. In fact, we can help. And by we, I mean The Bookshelf Muse’s Guest Editor, Grammbo!
Grammbo, when she isn’t wrestling polar bears and sipping chilled cosmos après ski, does manuscript evaluation, style, and substantive editorial work, helping writers by the hundreds get their manuscripts up to snuff (with an impressive percentage going on to secure publication!) and is here to offer her expertise. She is choosing to remain anonymous as she currently straddles both sides of the fence as a published author in addition to being an editor.
She’s here to give us all a grammar lesson!
Do you have a grammatical stumper that keeps your MS awake at night? If so, please add a comment on this post, posing your query for our visiting grammar guru. Next week, our guest editor will post the answers. She’s eager to fix your semi colon issues and dares you to bare all your run-ons and fused sentences…she can take it!
One thing to note: Grammbo is versed in the rules of several countries (especially Canada!) so please state which market you’re writing for (US, UK, Canada, etc) as not all rules are uniform.