BACK TO THE CHALLENGE
I took last week off just because but I am now ready to continue the crusade to against writers who do not use correct English at all times.
The following examples are not catastrophic errors; instead they challenge editors to closely read their copy before submitting it for publication.
I suggest there are three errors in the examples.
There, also, is an excellent example of subject/verb agreement which is usually written incorrectly. Find and note it.
Identify and correct the errors in the following examples.
“With a Conservative majority, the bill is set to pass, so the Opposition parties have pulled procedural rabbits of their hats.”
Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press, “MPs brace for marathon week”, The Windsor Star, Monday, June 11, 2012.
“And the independent body that makes the recommendations to Ottawa – the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission – suggests the judges are beginning to question what is supposed to an apolitical process for dealing with remuneration issues.”
Lead Editorial, “Judges’ salaries”, The Windsor Star, Monday, June 11, 2012.
The word for today is “pathos”.
What part of speech is “pathos”?
Define “pathos” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.