WAY TOO COMMON
In keeping with the task I set for myself yesterday, the error in the entry below has been cited dozens of times over the life of this blog. It is probably one of the top three errors perpetrated on readers by careless professional writers. (In case you want to get picky, I used “perpetrated” deliberately; look it up to appreciate the intended connotation.)
There are really two errors in the following piece. Find both and correct them.
“About one in 11 people in Canada live in poverty, the Salvation Army says, and that figure has remained largely unchanged over the last decade.”
Shannon Proudfoot, Postmedia News, “Report finds many Canadians think poor lack work ethic”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Check the date of the following submission, then identify and correct the error.
“Staff Sgt. Ed McNorton said earlier this month that the number of robberies so far this year have far outpaced the number up to this point last year.”
Trevor Wilhelm, “Robber calls ahead, orders money to go”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
The word for today is “sacrosanct”.
What part of speech is “sacrosanct”?
Define “sacrosanct” and use it in a sentence that clearly displays its meaning.
I have joined the blogging team of www.ourwindsor.ca and have made my first submission.
I encourage everyone to click on the site to learn about Windsor.
I have included the link in my blogroll listed in the right column.