FIND THE ERRORS
Find and correct the errors in the following pieces. Be sure to cite the applicable rule.
BONUS: A purist would argue there is an additional error in one of the sentences. Find and explain the error and get a GOLD STAR.
“ ‘The local economy will be hurt if you continue to reduce the amount of people who come over here and spend money.’ ”
Lloyd Brown-John, professor emeritus, University of Windsor, in a story by Craig Pearson, “Mass exodus fuels Detroit’s rapid decline”, Saturday, March 26, 2011.
“One way Ontario was able to slash the deficit is by reducing the cost of widely prescribed generic drugs by half – a move that’s expected to save the province about $500 million a year.”
Sonja Puzic, “Ontario deficit cut by $3B”, The Windsor Star, Monday, March 28, 2011.
The word for today is “asseveration”.
What part of speech is “asseveration”?
Define “asseveration” and use it in a sentence that displays its meaning clearly.