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Chapter 10. Dazed and Confused: Common U... > Mixed Metaphors: A Dollar Late and a... - Pg. 100

Dazed and Confused: Common Usage Dilemmas 100 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. ____________________________________________________________________ For sale: An antique desk suitable for a lady with thick legs and large drawers. ____________________________________________________________________ For sale: Several very old dresses from grandmother in beautiful condition. ____________________________________________________________________ Wanted: Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink. ____________________________________________________________________ For sale: Mixing bowl set designed to please a cook with a round bottom for efficient beating. ____________________________________________________________________ We almost made a profit of $10. ____________________________________________________________________ Answers Did you get these nice clear revisions? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Wearing glasses, the writer read from his new book. (Or: The writer, wearing glasses, read from his new book.) Daily, except Thursday, you are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried. As we begin, I must ask you to banish any information about the case from your mind. A superb and inexpensive restaurant; fine food in appetizing forms is served expertly by wait- resses. At the end of the meeting, many of the trustees congratulated him for his speech and promised their support.