MORE THAN GRAMMAR
Two of the mistakes in the examples below are decried by grammar purists and are commonly accepted by the masses. The other two are just blatant errors.
Identify the errors and correct them. Remember, I have noted how many there are.
“A smattering of votes from the county were also cast, with sections of Highway 401 drawing praise.”
Jeff Bolichowski, “CAA kicks off bad roads campaign”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 16, 2010.
“So, should the police budget be an election issue? Absolutely. Any candidate who tries to duck the question is hiding their intentions.”
Chris Vander Doellen, “Police costs kill growth”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 16, 2010.
“About one in 17 women have faced sexual blackmail at work in Italy, but the coercion is largely unreported due to fear, embarrassment, or a lack of faith in authorities, a survey showed Wednesday.”
World Briefs, Star News Service, “Sexual blackmail prevalent in Italy”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 16, 2010.
The word for today is “bowdlerize”.
What part of speech is “bowdlerize”.
Define “bowdlerize” and use it in a sentence.
BONUS: identify the source of “bowdlerize” and receive a gold star.