Posted on January 23, 2023 at 10:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most writers have their own particular language pet peeves — sometimes subjective and other times objective.

Nathan Bransford's is for what he calls "front-loaded, somersaulting sentences."

That is, one that follows the template of "[VERBING], character [VERBED].”

He wrote about his dislike for it back in June 2021, and now he's feeling quite vindicated, as The New Yorker's David Owen has published his own rant about the particular structure.

Bransford links to both complaints about the worst sentence structure on the planet (his words, not ours) in a recent blog post.

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