If so, you're not alone.
In his delightful book The Grouchy Grammarian,
Thomas Parrish points out real-life grammar gaffes from top-notch publications
to illustrate just how widespread these errors are.
With red pen in hand, Parrish's fictional friend the Grouchy Grammarian leads
the charge, examining the forty-seven most common mistakes in English and
imparting the basics of good grammar with a charming mixture of fussiness
and common sense. All of which makes The Grouchy Grammarian the most entertaining,
accessible how-not-to guide you'll ever read.
The Grouch picks a new blooper:
“In the bathroom I found that the onset of love had not produced any miracles as far as my appearance, so I settled for what cosmetics could do.” --from Saints at the River, by Ron Rash [Henry Holt & Co.], p 123.
Asks the Grouch: As far as my appearance WHAT?
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