IS THIS ACCEPTABLE CONSTRUCTION?
I understand and accept the concept of poetic licence when I read poetry. The poet can shape, punctuate, capitalize, avoid punctuation and play with dozens of ways of personalizing his writing and his audience goes gaga over his creative genius.
What I present below for your consideration is newspaper prose, not poetry, so react however you want. In the meantime, identify and correct the errors in the example. Be sure to give reasons to support your choices.
“Licence”, by the way, is not misspelled.
“Windsor’s most famous diamond has brought new meaning to the term hot.
First because it was stolen. Then because it lived nine days in an alleged thief’s intestines. And now because the 1.7-carat gemstone has garnered interest from across the country and beyond.”
Craig Pearson, “Jewel shines in global spotlight”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
Identify the author of the following.
There is probably an irony in my choice of this quote today. earn a GOLD STAR if you identify it.
“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
The word for today is “saccharine”.
What part of speech is “saccharine”?
Define “saccharine” and use it in a sentence that shows its meaning.