BBC: The Rush, Chapters 2 – 4

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It’s been awhile since my last scintillating, comment-less post.

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About THIS book, in case you forgot

Since our introduction to Ivy, we have learnt an important lesson in chapters 2 through 4 of The Rush: it needed a better editor.

CYCLE CO.

Numerous times, we* come across the incorrect use of the word “you’re.” As in, the author uses “you’re” when it should be “your.”

Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.

Me, personally? I’m not the best editor. I am a writer, and I often make small mistakes during drafts, including drafts of my blog posts. I probably often make large mistakes, too, since, in general, the idea of what I am writing is more important to me than the proper grammar for what I am trying to say. And that is okay. We need idea people. But we also need grammar people, to help make the ideas of the idea people sing with clarity, and also not be annoying to the readers reading them.

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Woman: So help me John, if you don’t use proper grammar I will punch you in your moustache.

The problem with using the improper form of your or you’re is that the sentence ceases to make sense. You don’t say “The rain fell on you are sweater, and now it is wet and potentially ruined.” Yet, that is what you are saying when you write: “The rain fell on you’re sweater, and now it is wet and potentially ruined.”

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The rain: pretending to be all cute and friendly, but really just ruining your clothes.

I’m going to keep reading, guys. But I’m probably not going to like it.

*I am making the potentially entirely mistaken assumption that you, gentle reader, are scrolling your eyeballs amongst this book’s e-pages along with me, attempting to make sense of the order in which the author has put her words. #goodluck

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2 thoughts on “BBC: The Rush, Chapters 2 – 4

    The Rush: Chapters 5 – The End « Bambi Quim said:
    January 15, 2016 at 10:55 am

    […] you might remember from my last post, or the post before that, I have not been particularly enjoying this novel. It only got worse as I […]

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    […] reading and group discussion going for this novel via multiple blog posts (see link 1, link 2, link 3, and link 4), which was not successful, although the multiple blog posts did make it abundantly […]

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