By David F. Beer, David A. McMurrey
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But don’t overload a split inﬁnitive by putting too many words between to and the rest of the verb: Split inﬁnitive: The team has been unable to, except for the lead engineer and one technician who is on temporary assignment with us, master the new program. Revision possibilities: Except for the lead engineer and one technician on temporary assignment with us, the team has been unable to master the new program. The team has been unable to master the new program— —with the exception of the lead engineer and one technician who is on temporary assignment with us.
Here are the speciﬁcations for a research grant proposal: Also required is a nontechnical summary (250 words or less) of the research proposed, expressing signiﬁcance attached to the project and reasons for undertaking it. This summary will be used for public information and should be written in terms that nonscientists can easily understand. Many reports have speciﬁcations not only for their length but also for such matters as headings, spacing, and margin width. Some government agencies, for example, require that the proposals they receive be written in speciﬁc formats, in certain fonts, and even with restrictions on how many letters are permitted in each line of text.
However, that’s unlikely to be what the writer meant. The meaning is much clearer in the revision. In the second pair of sentences, readers can eventually ﬁgure out that These refers to discoveries and not sources or notebooks, but we don’t want them to have to ﬁgure things out. Parallelism Parallelism refers to items in a list using the same style of phrasing. Faulty parallelism creates noise because it is grammatically inconsistent. Rather than tell someone you like to jog, wrestling, and play the ﬁddle, say that you like to jog, wrestle, and play the ﬁddle, or that you enjoy jogging, wrestling, and playing the ﬁddle.