I KNEW IT WOULDN’T LAST
It has been a while since I have cited writing sloppiness from my local newspaper and that has delighted me; but, I knew it wouldn’t last.
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following examples.
Though there are three examples, chances are good that you will find more than three errors.
“A tree lays across a playground set Monday at Erie and Mercer streets in Windsor’s Wigle Park.”
Caption of Tyler Brownbridge’s photo, “GUSTY WINDS TAKE THEIR TOLL”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
“In her report, released Monday, McEwen notes it would take a considerable amount of hours working in low-wage jobs or self-employment to replace the maximum OAS/GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement) benefit of about $14,000 per year for individuals, or even to replace the basic OAS benefit of a little more that $5,000 per year.”
Misty Harris, Postmedia News, “OAS changes will hurt seniors”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
“She left to take become assistant curator and registrar at the Tom Thompson Art Gallery in Owen Sound, a position she held until 2011.”
Roll Call, “Le Chien heads up arts council”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
The word for today is “moil”.
What part of speech is “moil”?
Define “moil” and use it in a sentence that shows its meaning.
Every Canadian should know the poet and his famous work using the word “moil”. Identify the poet and the poem and get a GOLD STAR. Non-Canadians get a GOLD STAR with a halo if they can make the identification.