Monday, January 10, 2011

Another edit on rein or reign

WRITERS OFTEN STRUGGLE with rein and reign. Take this sentence found online:

Last summer, the Miami Dolphins made a splash by reigning in NFL superstars Brandon Marshall and Karlos Dansby.

Yes, "reigning" should be "reining" here. And Marshall and Dansby didn't play like superstars this past season.


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1 comment:

  1. I always wonder whether I need to bear or bare a situation....