Sunday, May 10, 2015

Grammatical mistakes in Fifty Shades of Grey and ways to fix them

I downloaded Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie, a week ago. My guy did something sweet. He bought me the Blu-Ray version of the movie, just in case I wear the digital version out in some way or it gets corrupted. 

It is good that I have decided to refrain from reading the trilogy. I have been advised by a number of folks that the grammatical errors would drive me insane. 

I write for a living. These days, my role at work has changed to being a technical editor, reviewing work by my fellow writing peers. I would not enjoy reading any of the Fifty Shades books with so many grammatical issues.

I found this link on the top 9 grammatical mistakes in Fifty Shades of Grey. The article also proposes how to fix them.

Wordiness, which often leads to awkward sentences, annoys me. I also don't like comma splices. Sure, avoiding passive voice is important. However, you can't avoid using it sometimes.

I am glad that my guy didn't buy me the book set. It would be uncomfortable to tell him to return them. He would likely spank me for rejecting his gift, but I would enjoy that more than reading the books!

1 comment:

  1. I also work with words in my day job...peer reviews, requirements, training materials, etc. so something that wouldn't bother me in a comment, drives me bonkers in a book. Add the fact that the book was supposed to be set in the US but the author used quite a few British terms. The bigger issue I had with the books was the way she portrayed BDSM...actually any non-vanilla the product of a damaged upbringing. Sheesh...this is the second blog in as many days that I've managed to climb on my soap box. Sorry about that...stepping down and backing away. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat