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Chapter 14. Avoid the Grammar Minefield > Use Proper Sentence Structure - Pg. 62

Avoid the Grammar Minefield 62 Incorrect The company's first retail store opened October 1st with shoe samples from multiple designers in a hanging display case. Correct The company's first retail store opened October 1st with shoe samples from multiple designers. The samples were displayed in a hanging display case. In the preceding example, the samples, not the designers, were in the hanging display case. Plain English A dangling modifier is a word (or phrase) that appears to modify an inappropriate word in the same sentence. Punctuate Correction punctuation is an important component of clear communication. Commas Commas help you clarify meaning. If you can remove a comma and maintain sentence clarity, then you don't need the comma. Following are the most useful comma rules to remember. Commas separate words in a series. · In a series of three or more words, use a comma after every word before the conjunction (and, or, but).