If you cannot find the error,
go back to grade 2
AND LEARN SOME ELEMENTARY ENGLISH!
Find, identify and CORRECT the errors in the following pieces.
“Amherstburg firefighters extricate a motorist from a vehicle following a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in the 600 block of Front Road North. A car and van collided and the van flipped onto its side. Paramedics on the scene tended to an injured motorist but the extent of the injuries are unknown. The crash is under investigation.”
Caption of a Tyler Brownbridge photo titled DRIVER HURT IN AMHERSTBURG CRASH, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
“Thom Rolfe said one in four women in Essex County are affected by domestic violence.”
Thom Rolfe, Executive Director of Hiatus House, in a Trevor Wilhelm story, “Police charge man with murder”, The Windsor Star, Friday, November 4, 2016.
“Employee handbook forbid workers drinking on shift”
Sub-Headline of a Dan Taekema story, “Bernhauer never had to show ID: witnesses”, The Windsor Star, Friday, November 4, 2016.
“Josh Bastien kneels atop more than 70 shopping carts in his Pellisier Avenue garage Wednesday. Bastien was so fed up by the amount of stray shopping carts in his neighbourhood that he started collecting them.”
Photo Caption of a Dalson Chen story, “Taking in neighbourhood strays” The Windsor Star, Friday, November 4, 2016.
CORRECT DICTION IS IMPORTANT! USE IT!
Correct the errors in the sentences below. Be sure to explain your corrections.
“The amount of messages I got from other young ladies who said they went through the same thing, with guys getting eight-month and nine month sentences, it’s just crazy. It’s really eye-opening for me.”
Classified — a rapper whose real name is Luke Boyd, in an Aly Thomson Sue Bailey and Canadian Press story, “Sex assault sentence draws scorn in N.L.”, The Windsor Star, Saturday, October 8, 2016.
“We can get even more aggressive and even drive that number lower with the amount of companies that we have now looking for people.
Matt Marchand, president and CEO of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, in a
SHARON HILL story, “Windsor unemployment rate falls to 5.7 per cent, lowest in 15 years”, The Windsor Star, Saturday, October 8, 2016.
People can go to the store.
People can go to hell.
People can go to the show.
People can go fly a kite.
They can disappear.
They can get lost.
They can be abducted.
The expression does not even make sense, never mind that it is grammatically incorrect.
So, wake up and start speaking and writing correctly.