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    Confusing sentance

    My brother isn't very good at grammar and occasionally he sends me things to check the grammar.

    Here is the sentence. I know it is wrong and doesn't sound right. I'm thinking particularly about the last bit that begins "and supplies..". Is there a technical term for what he has done here?

    By choosing Westtown Council to collect your waste, it will never be sent to landfill sites. Instead, all non-recyclable material is transported to Stewarts Power Plant where the waste is converted to energy, and supplies Bridgetown's local properties with heat and hot water.

    I've changed some place names to keep it somewhat anonymous.

    Here is another example which I think has the same grammatical problem:

    By working together through selected modules, we will aim to improve the overall service, ensuring added value at no additional costs, and show measurable and visible improvements to develop the service.
    Can someone pinpoint what this mistake is called?
    Last edited by jamest83; 09-Jul-2014 at 08:39. Reason: fixed spelling, punctuation, and capitalisation errors

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    Re: Confusing sentance

    Welcome to the forums, james. Before we comment on your brother's sentences, please check your post for spelling, punctuation, and capitalisation errors.

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    Re: Confusing sentance

    Quote Originally Posted by jamest83 View Post
    My brother isn't very good at grammar and occasionally he sends me things to check the grammar.

    Here is the sentence. I know it is wrong and doesn't sound right. I'm thinking particularly about the last bit that begins "and supplies..". Is there a technical term for what he has done here?


    I've changed some place names to keep it somewhat anonymous.

    Here is another example which I think is has the same grammatical problem:


    Can someone pinpoint what this mistake is called?
    You corrected some of it but please see my amendments in red above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Confusing sentance

    OK. Done that. Can anyone help?

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