To celebrate National Grammar Day, I again feature examples from the archives together with a current contribution in an ongoing effort to draw attention to glaring writing errors that bombard us on a daily basis by professional writers. Take note of how old some of the examples are.
Cite and correct the errors. Explain the applicable rules.
BONUS: explain the cogency of the title of this section and receive a GOLD STAR.
“You can grow your business from FedEx.”
…from a FedEx commercial on TV, August 29, 2007
“These type of girls are to be avoided.”
…from too many illiterate newscasters, August 29, 2007
“A little reminder to everyone, especially the Leamington Flyers”.
Bob Duff, “Junior B feud heats up”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, March 3, 2011.
“Here a truck heads toward the bridge off of Patricia Road.”
Photo Tagline, “Border truck traffic falls”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, January 14, 2009.
The word for today is “innocuous”.
What part of speech is “innocuous”?
Define “innocuous” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.