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Author(s): Meredith Forrester
It’s hard to address all of Donald Trump’s mistakes in 140 characters, but Meredith Forrester is doing her best. Since the announcement of the Presidential election in November 2016, Meredith has been using the power of grammar to copyedit the most powerful man in the world down to size. ‘I realised that Twitter would be his preference for communication,’ she says. ‘And grammar and punctuation are all about getting an idea across really clearly.’ So when one of his tweets the next day had a grammatical problem, she went for it. Chapters include: COMMAS PRONOUNS DANGLING MODIFIERS EXCLAMATION MARKS CAPITALISATION SUPERLATIVES DASHES + HYPHENS QUOTE MARKS
Meredith Forrester is an editor at The Good Copy, a writing studio and grammar school, where she runs a course called Stop. Grammar Time. She is obsessive about commas and adores style guides.