HALF A DIRTY DOZED
There are six writing errors in the following examples.
Identify and correct all the errors.
“It promised him maximum resources to mount a successful campaign. Anything he needed. He responded with an impressive demonstration of his commitment, closing his landscaping business, selling his Windsor home and moving his family to Kingsville. In effect, rolling the dice.”
Gord Henderson, “Brister graduates from school of hard knocks”, The Windsor Star, Saturday, October 29, 2011.
“Four days later, a neighbour approached the back door of Dudley’s house and found McKay laying dead on the floor in plain view and Dudley seated in a chair seriously wounded.”
Keith Fraser, Postmedia News, “Mother sues RCMP in daughter’s death”, The Windsor Star, Monday, October 31, 2011.
“It is a fact not often recognized in discussions about the Conservative government and criminal justice policy that the government is right. Not about the name of the problems. Or about the solutions.”
Dan Gardner, “The real trouble with Canadian justice”, The Windsor Star, Monday, October 341, 2011.
“Fifteen uniformed cops are alleged to have shown up outside the hospital room where Abouhassan was being treated. Some kind of intimidating show of force?”
Anne Jarvis, “Cops face disturbing allegation”, The Windsor Star, Monday, October 31, 2011.
Finally, someone did it correctly. Too bad the writer is anonymous; I would like to give him or her a pat on the back. Bravo to you, whoever you are!
The challenge is to identify what was done correctly.
Hint: think of what is usually written.
“A 12-year-old boy who was missing for two days was found Sunday night in good condition.”
Area Briefs, “Boy missing since Friday found safe”, The Windsor Star, Monday, October 31, 2011.
The word for today is “risque”.
What part of speech is “risque”?
Define “risque” and use it in a sentence that shows its meaning.