HEADLINE SENTENCE WRITING
Read the following excerpt and identify the errors in it. It reflects a type of journalism that is pervading writers and newsreaders and it is insidiously destroying correct English usage.
I do not accept this lame form of communication and will rail against it until I die because it only serves to lead us to accept ignorance and shoddy writing techniques.
Now that my diatribe is finished, correct the errors in the piece. Give reasons for your choices.
“As many as 200 corporate and private planes lined up at Windsor Airport. Luxury hotel rooms and restaurants filled to capacity. Jet-setters from around the world descending on Windsor.”
Editorial opinion, “Red Bull’s return”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, January 28, 2010.
The word for today is “obnoxious“.
What part of speech is “obnoxious“?
Define “obnoxious” and use it in a sentence.