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Sports writer looking for Grammar help

Discussion in 'Writers' Workshop' started by Vincent Miracle, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Editor at my old shop used to get his panties in a bunch over, "broke the game open."
    He would always make it broke open the game.

    If it has to be, "broke open the game," shouldn't it be "broke open it."
    justgladtobehere likes this.
  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell, mate. You look at a word and look at a word, and contemplate looking it up but think, "Nah, I'm in a hurry," and I'll be damned. :confused:
    jr/shotglass and Riptide like this.
  3. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Probably. But then again, it should be RsBI, too, so there is that.
  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Here's one more for the SIDs, or writers who came up with a radio background.

    If you write, "Podunk knocked off Anysville 14-8 last night from Soldiers Field," I am going to cringe and scream. You don't play from somewhere. You play at somewhere.
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