A MAJOR FRUSTRATION
I don’t know how often I have cited the really stupid error seen below but I am determined to eradicate it. Find it. Fix it. Please, do not make the same mistake yourself.
Stylistically, there are two more examples of mediocre writing in this piece; they are not incorrect, just poorly constructed. What are they? Fix them.
“A 16-year old Cornwall, Ont., boy will have to face a charge in court thanks to his parents, who called police after noticing the family vehicle had gone missing.”
National Briefs, Postmedia News, “Parents report son’s thedt of car”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, November 3, 2010.
WORTH A SECOND GLANCE
Identify the author of the following thought.
“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
The word for today is “incongruity”.
What part of speech is “incongruity”?
What other parts of speech can be made from “incongruity”?
What is the antonym of “incongruity”?
Create a sentence using “incongruity”.
Create a sentence using “incongruity” as a different part of speech.