MORE OF THE SAME
There are two type of errors in the three examples listed below, all of which have been taken from the archives of this blog. Identify and correct those errors.
BONUS: identify the deliberate error in the explanation and directions above and win a GOLD STAR.
“He is concerned with the amount of workers needed for work [on both sides of the border].”
Patty Handysides, “Border Crossing story”, AM 800 News, Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 5:32 pm.
“He was the second driver Wednesday who face more serious charges because Lambton OPP believe the use of cellphones while driving contributed to the driver committing the traffic violation.”
Monica Wolfson, “Cellphone talk draws charges”, The Windsor Star, Friday, May 30, 2008.
“In short, I can’t tell which side is telling the truth, if either of them are – which is unlikely given the track records of the players involved.”
Chris Vander Doelen, “Fee fight a strident game”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, April 29, 2010.
THIS SHOULD BE A CONSTANT
Identify the author of the following philosophy.
“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
The word for today is “primordial”.
What part of speech is “primordial”?
Define “primordial” and use it in a sentence that clearly demonstrates its meaning.
ANNOUNCEMENT – TEST
To celebrate National Grammar Day, we will be having a grammar test.
I expect everybody to attend.
No absences will be allowed.