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The Syntax Teacher
by Michael C. Keith

Mr. Appleton was frustrated by the grammatical mistakes in his students’ term papers. He lamented their faulty parallelism, dangling participles, split infinitives, noun/pronoun errors, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, verb tense disagreement, incorrect punctuation, and subject/verb inconsistencies. Finally, at the end of his tether, he screamed, “I don’t want no more of these kinds of compositions!”