It gave me the worst rash I’ve ever had in my life, with the possible exception of that time when I was a kid, and my friend Amy Wyant and I took a bubble bath using dish soap. (Terrific bubbles; definitely not worth it.)
So today, I visited a new dermatologist in my new town. And afterward, I was asked to leave a review of my experience.
When I did so, I caught myself making an error that’s easy to make, so I thought I’d turn this whole itchy fiasco into something educational. Take a look:
Dr. Caufield was attentive, Dr. Caufield was kind, and Dr. Caufield was answered all my questions.
Whoopsie. So I rewrote it:
I turned the sentence into two independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunction and. Now everything is clear.
Except … one thing is not yet clear, alas. So if you’ll excuse me, I need to go pick up a prescription.