There should be penalties for women having babies who smoke.
Who would argue with that? Babies smoking! Whatever next?
Seriously, though, the big problem with the opening sentence is a common one: the problem of misplaced modifiers.
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Guess what? You might be in the minority. By that, I mean those who understand the real meaning of ‘decimated’. Most don’t.
If you want an example, here’s a beauty! This is a snippet from an account of a road accident: ‘… the impact fully decimated half the car’.
Your challenge is this: ‘How much damage was done to the car?’ Hint: you might need maths.
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All right or alright?
Lots of people are confused about which to use.
Here are a few tips that might clear things up, without getting too technical.
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