Trigger warning: I’m about to list some terms that might give you nightmares. Do you remember these?
- Sentence diagrams
- Split infinitives
- Absolute modifiers
Just talking about them might cause you to flash back to middle school. You’re sitting in a sweaty classroom, listening to the chalk squeak as your teacher writes the definition for each term on a dusty chalkboard.
You, in the meantime, are mentally calculating how many minutes are left before lunchtime.