Every so often, I read a novel (released by a major house) that contains a grammatical error about once every 5 to 10 pages. Dangling participles and comma splices are the most common offenders, but subject-verb disagreement isn't at all unheard of. Is this a result of a conscious style decision on the part of the publisher/editor? Or did they just figure the author was such an easy sell they didn't need to bother editing her errors out?
or they just don't know any better?
Homonyms are the ones I notice. "Breaking the car" ..argh.
It could be worse though: Moby Dick is FULL of errors many of them because typesetters ran out of the letters needed so just threw in a j for a g, or because he didn't recognize a word, so substituted one he did know. And of course, there are instances where typesetters thought parts of the novel were too salacious so "cleaned them up". All this sans author input of course.
So, dangling and splicing notwithstanding, it could be worse!