By Libby Yin Goodknight, Krieg DeVault LLP
As litigators and appellate practitioners, we all spend an inordinate amount of time editing our own motions and briefs as well as the work product of others. It is not unusual for colleagues to debate the placement of a comma or apostrophe, the choice and meaning of a word, or whether a verb should be singular or plural. We often ask each other to review a sentence for clarity or grammar issues.
Here is an interesting “Editor’s Quiz” from Bryan Garner to test your editing skills. See if you can spot the glaring errors in each sentence!
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