Here are the corrections and explanations for last weeks entries.
“Lonely” (adj.) means apart from others, isolated, solitary or without company.
“Lonesome” (adj.) means a feeling of being depressed by solitude or a sense of being by oneself.
Identify and correct the errors in the following pieces.
“An attack that left a Windsor cab driver with 15 stab wounds, slashes to both arms and lacerations to the top of his head after being beaten with a hammer.”
This is an incomplete thought; there is no main verb.
“It was an attack that left a Windsor cab driver with 15 stab wounds, slashes to both arms and lacerations to the top of his head after being beaten with a hammer.”
“Willistead Park is bordered by black metal fencing, not the green chain-linked fencing the wire pieces are believed to have originated from.”
This sentence ends in a preposition and should be reworded.
“Willistead Park is bordered by black metal fencing, not the green chain-linked fencing from which the wire pieces are believed to have originated.”
“Ambivalent” (adj.) means indecisive, divided, of two minds or uncertain.
The noun form is “ambivalence”.
“Indifferent” means showing a lack of concern or interest or neither good nor bad.
The noun form is “indifference”.
“Dyeing” is the present participle of the verb “dye” and refers to the process of colouring fabrics or yarns.
“Dying” is the present participle of the verb “die” meaning approaching death or ceasing to live.
“An “ordinance” is a law, a statute or a rule.
“Ordnance” is military weaponry of all kinds including equipment and ammunition.
Identify the author of the following.
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Sir Winston Churchill said this.
LAST WEEK’S WORDS
“Nexus” (n.) means an attachment, a tie, a link or a relationship.
“Capitulate” (v.) means to surrender under agreed conditions, to succumb, give in or knuckle under.
“Omnipotence” (n.) means a state of having unlimited or absolute power, almighty or of infinite authority.
“Disconsolate” (adj.) means sad beyond comforting or inconsolable.
“Ululate” (v.) means to utter a prolonged cry, to howl or to wail.