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COMMENTARY: BAR JOKES AND GRAMMAR – BY Linda K Sienkiewicz Blog

COMMENTARY

What’s better than bar jokes for English majors, grammar nerds and writers? When they also serve as mini grammar lessons! These jokes are all over the internet, and unfortunately, I couldn’t find the author. But here they are for you, with my lessons:

A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly.

A dangling participle is one intended to modify a noun that is not actually present in the text. The second sentence reads as if the evening is enjoying the cocktail and chatting, which makes no sense.        Continue reading