DIFFERENCES – Part 2
What is the difference between “rise” and “raise”?
Given that they both are verbs, which is transitive and which is intransitive?
What do the words “transitive” and “intransitive” mean?
Use each in a sentence.
A QUESTION & AN OPINION
Do TV networks and newspapers intentionally hire illiterate writers? I cannot turn on a television newscast without being overwhelmed by utterly appalling sentence construction and egregious grammatical errors. I suggest that, at the very least, some editors with some simple and basic knowledge of language should be employed. Take a look below.
“Schwartzenegger is here to sell Canadians on his highly unique environmental agenda.”
Tom Clark, CTV News, Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 11:14 pm.
“A pair of wayward whales are almost back home.”
Marcia MacMillan, CTV Newsnet, Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 9:20 am.
The word for today is dilettante.
Define the word. What part of speech is it?
Use it in a sentence.