Daily Reading Notes

Elements of Style

Day 2

Posted on 2019-07-25

Join two independent clauses with a colon if the second one amplifies or further describes the first. It links the two clauses closer than a semi colon without requiring a conjunction.

Words between the subject and the verb do not change the number of the verbs. Do change the word to describe the detail about the subject.

A participial phrase (a phrase that acts as an adjective) at the beginning of a sentence must describe the subject.

Elements of Style