Below are a few examples of poor, sloppy or incorrect diction and incomplete sentence construction. Can you identify and correct the errors?
“Lawson loaned the track $1 million and the other two each put in $500,000.”
Dan Lajoie, “former raceway lawyer wins “380,000 judgment”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, December 20, 2007.
“Those of you that live in the county, do you have [anything to add]?”
Lynn Martin, CKLW AM800, program promotion, 8:15 am, Thursday, December 20, 2007.
“Traffic time brought to you by [PRODUCT].”
Lynn Martin, CKLW AM800, commercial lead-in, Thursday, December 20, 2007.
“Drew Dilkens is anxious to hear what they have to say.”
Peter Straw, CKLW AM800 News, Thursday, December 20, 2007, 9:32 m.
The word for today is “slovenly“.
Define “slovenly” and use it in a sentence.