UNBELIEVABLE! EXAMPLE 1!
This one makes me angry because it is so blatantly incorrect and it is splashed on the front page for everyone to see.
Identify and correct the error in the following sub-headline. Cite the applicable rule.
“1 in 10 local students have hypertension, U of W study reveals”.
Ted Whipp & Don LaJoie, “Almost half our Grade 7 kids overweight”, front page sub-headline, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, June 23, 2011.
UNBELIEVABLE! EXAMPLE 2!
There really are two errors in the following piece. Identify and correct each.
HINT: Read the sentence closely and think of the (non)sense of the first two verbs.
“That iPod went missing Monday after Paquette got distracted while buying some plants at a Windsor garden centre and left it on the counter.”
Sonja Puzic, “Stolen iPad held important medical data”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, June 23, 2011.
Identify the author of the following thought.
“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
The word for today is “preponderance”.
What part of speech is “preponderance”?
Define “preponderance” and use it in a sentence that displays its meaning.