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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Friday, March 27 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Deep Grammar

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You've mastered agreement; you know how to make a sentence parallel; pronouns give you no problems. But do you know what a fused participle is, how to use the hortatory subjunctive, when you need a double genitive or how to phrase a nominative absolute? The inner workings of grammar don't have to be a mystery. This session delves deeply into the mechanics of English, so that when you encounter a sentence that "just doesn't sound right" you'll know why — and you'll know how to fix it.

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Lisa McLendon

Bremner Editing Center Coordinator, University of Kansas
Lisa McLendon runs the Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas journalism school, where she also teaches editing. She has previously worked as a copy editor and book reviewer at the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle and as a copy editor, designer and desk chief at the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle. She began her journalism career — and joined ACES — in 2000 after earning a doctorate in Slavic linguistics from the University of Texas.

Friday March 27, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Ballroom 4

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