Someone recently closevoted this question, as "Proofreading" (that same person or someone else also downvoted the question, which may or may not mean something):
Error in sentence construction
Sentence: Roger dressed in
ishis best shirt, silver tie and black jacket.
I have been told that this sentence is erroneous. Please tell me where the error is and why is that the error. Please tell the correct sentence as well.
I don't really want to focus on that specific question, but I've just leafed through a few previous meta posts on proofreading, and can't immediately find anything directly addressing my concerns.
What bothers me is that I'm willing to accept the OP's assertion that "someone told him" his sentence Roger dressed in his best shirt, silver tie and black jacket was "erroneous". I'm also prepared to accept that the OP doesn't know why.
I'm guessing the closevoter was motivated by Proofreading questions are off-topic unless a source of concern is clearly specified in our guidelines.
My position is that at least some questions of the general format I think there's something wrong with this utterance, but I don't know what aren't really "proofreading" as I understand it. So the two specific questions I'd like to raise are...
1: Am I right to say This isn't actually an Off-Topic Proofreading question?
2: If so, can we identify what exactly makes it (and others like it) acceptable?