DOES ANYONE EVER LEARN TO WRITE CORRECTLY?
It is disgraceful how many writers cannot, or will not, make the effort to write correctly. They are an embarrassment to the reader, to their profession and to themselves.
Identify and correct the errors in each of the following examples.
“However, none of the proposals were acceptable to Blockbuster’s court-appointed receiver, Grant Thornton Ltd.”
Vincent McDermott, “Local Blockbusters to close”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 2, 2011.
“A pair of personal watercraft riders cool off Thursday in the Detroit River as hot and humid weather kicked off September.”
Dan Janisse photo, “SPLISH SPLASH”, description, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 2, 2011.
“One of the White Rock officers noted all of the drivers in the seven cars they stopped was quite young.”
Postmedia, “B. C. RCMP nab speed demons, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 2, 2011.
“A bipartisan group of Nebraska legislators want a special session of the state Senate to examine whether or not to block the pipeline, but Heineman said the ball is in Obama’s court for now.”
Sheldon Alberts, Postmedia News, “Gore urges Obama to nix pipeline”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 2, 2011.
“If the Detroit Red Wings want to maintain their grip on the NHL’s Central Division and win their 10th divisional crown in 11 years, winger Jan Mursak is one of their young players who need to step forward.”
Star News Services, “Wings want Slovenian Marsuk to fill the gap left by Draper”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 2, 2011.
“ ‘In the beginning, it was a little tough, I was a little nervous but after awhile I started to relax.’ ”
Star News Services, quoting Jan Marsuk, “Wings want Slovenian Marsuk to fill the gap left by Draper”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 2, 2011. (There are two errors in this one.)
The word for today is “trepidation”.
What part of speech is “trepidation”?
Define “trepidation” and use it in a sentence that clearly demonstrates its meaning.
CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS
All corrections and explanations for this week’s entries will be posted Sunday.
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