Monthly Archives: June 2013

dangling modifiers Avoid modifiers that do not refer clearly and logically to some word in the sentence. Dangling: Taking our seats, the game started. (Taking does not refer to the subject, game or any other word in the sentence.) Correct: … Continue reading

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damage, damages Damage is destruction: Authorities said damage from the storm would total more than $1 billion. Damages are awarded by a court as compensation for injury, loss, etc.: The woman received $25,000 in damages.

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