Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coming Apart at the "Seems"

Seems out of place. Excuse me. That should read, “Seems is out of place.” You see, sometimes the word is should follow the word seems. Sometimes, it shouldn’t.

This is one of those times when it shouldn’t.

The sentence pictured above contains more words than it can support. In other words, it’s bursting at the seams.

Is seems extraneous, or seems is unnecessary.

It seems we have one word too many. So, let’s try it sans seems:

Four wins in four days at the 2013 Big East tournament is far-fetched, but you can’t rule anything out with this group.

Seems fine.

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