Miss Helen Mullett’s 110 CORRECTED SENTENCES —- The “Word Crimes” of Carleton Place High School

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Thanks to Joann Voyce for pointing it out and Brian Thornton for documenting it online.

In fond and loving memory of Miss Helen Mullett who taught at Carleton Place High School (C.P.H.S).

There are a few pictures etc. in another blog.

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Miss Helen Mullett’s 110 CORRECTED SENTENCES

  1. He could not work as good as his brother.

He could not work as well as his brother.

The adverb “well”, not the adjective “good”, must be used since it modifies the verb phrase “could work”.

  1. He threw it in the box.

He threw it into the box.

“Into” is used because “he” is outside the box.

(Compare “He walked in the room” and “He walked into the room”.)

  1. He was frightened so he threw it away.

As he was frightened, he threw it away.

Do not use “so” as a coordinate conjunction.  Put the main idea in the main cause, and the…

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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