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12 Headlines: Grammar Lessons To Remember

Rock concert scene for grammar bloopers postIt’s headline bloopers time again! This ruthless editor has been scanning online news sites in search of the good, the bad, the ugly and the confusing. I’ve not been disappointed. Here’s my favorite:

1) Kiss Former Member Hit By Drunken Gunfire
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10 Headlines That Teach Grammar Lessons on Grammar Day

Grammar Lessons on Grammar DayHappy Grammar Day! It’s time to acknowledge the importance of picking just the right words and just the right punctuation to clearly communicate your message. If you think “proper” grammar, with all of its rules and guidelines, is a thing of the past, please check out my Ruthless Editor Grammar Day column: What Is Grammar, and Why Does It Matter?

Here are some headlines with their own grammar lessons:

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Don’t Let Headline Errors Hurt Your Credibility

Headline graphic -Ruthless editor talks about Headline errorsI’ve stated more than once that if a writer is going to make a mistake, a headline is the worst place for that to happen. We skim headlines to decide which stories to further explore, so errors there are seen by more readers than errors within a story.

Here’s a batch of recent headlines that, if I were editing them, would not have appeared in their present form: Continue

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