COMMON USAGE BUT STILL INCORRECT
Identify and correct the errors in the following examples. Be sure to cite reasons for your choices.
“It was agent Ian McNeil that helped bring the two parties together.”
Jim Parker, “Lancer forward inks pro deal”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
“One of eight American adults fish.”
CBS Sunday Morning story statistic, “A baited question: Why do men love fishing?”, Sunday, July 15, 2012.
The word for today is “devastation”.
What part of speech is “devastation”?
What other parts of speech can be made from “devastation”?
Define “devastation” and use it in a sentence that shows its meaning.