Example sentences for: pernickety

How can you use “pernickety” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Good advice is given about hyphens and adverbs ending in -ly preceding adjectives: were I being pernickety, I should say that the word modifier is not necessarily applied only to words that precede a noun, and that the rules change when a modifier is in apositive or predicative position, as in a well-known man vs. a man well known for his generosity .

  • Are their sentence structures so ornate and pernickety that the meaning is obscured?

  • It also gives pernickety as another Scots word with a similar meaning: this is found in the other dictionaries.

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