We've all got those things that bug us when we do them and when we see others doing them. Here are five of the nitpicky things that bother me!
- double spacing at the beginning of sentences
This convention was used with the typewriter to make it easier to tell when one sentence ended and another began. With word processors that eliminate this issue, it is unnecessary anymore! It is habit for a lot of people still, though, and can be hard to kick.
- modifying absolutes
- saying "I" is always right
- which or that
And there you have it. What are your writing pet peeves?