How many writing errors can you find in the following pieces?
What are the errors? Give reasons for your choices.
HINT: Hold your hand in front of your face and look at it.
Correct the errors.
“Really? It sure doesn’t show anywhere in the budget. Because when it came time to pull the trigger Duncan has only fired blanks. Here’s his downsizing; he’s cutting 1,000 jobs from Ontario’s staff of 1.3 million. All accountants, it seems.”
Chris Vander Doelen, “Tough talk just smoke and mirrors”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
“No new major spending. An overall increase in spending to 0.9 percent. Spending on health care, which has been rising inexorably about seven percent a year, stopped at 2.1 per cent more.”
Anne Jarvis, “Major reform lacking”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
HOW TRUE IS THIS?
Identify the author of the following piece of parenting.
“It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.”
The word for today is “transitory”.
What part of speech is “transitory”?
Define “transitory” and use it in a sentence that shows its meaning.