WHY CAN’T THEY COMPOSE SENTENCES?
I may be a tiresome itch to newspaper types with my constant nagging about their lack of composition correctness but I can, at least, construct a sentence that is a complete thought. It is not that difficult a task; it just requires some diligence.
I challenge them to do the same.
Identify and correct the errors in the following examples.
“It’s fair to say that when Donald Drummond – TD Bank’s former chief economist – has something to say these days, everyone pays attention. Particularly politicians at Queen’s Park.”
Lead Editorial, “Health care”, The Windsor Star, Monday, December 5, 2011.
“ ‘When we started designing it, some really fun things started happening,’ said McDonald. Like discovering the real ceiling above the acoustic tile.”
Anne Jarvis, “New life for old church”, The Windsor Star, Monday, December 5, 2011.
The word for today is “vexation”.
What part of speech is “vexation”?
Define “vexation” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.
Corrections and explanations for all of this week’s blog entries will be posted next Sunday.