TODAY’S SLOPPY WRITING
Identify and correct the errors in the following pieces. Be sure to cite your reasons.
“Normal for the public service, perhaps, but not unheard of in the private sector, where contracts covering thousands of workers can be negotiated in a matter of days.”
Lead Editorial Opinion, “Broten’s mandate”, The Windsor Star, Friday, August 3, 2012.
“ ‘This is a unique case, which alleges that there are problems with the system,’ David Klein told reporters after the brief hearing that introduced the case to the judge. ‘Problems the RCMP has been aware of for many years, problems they should have fixed many years ago. Problems my clients now want them to repair.’ ”
Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press, “Another ex-Mountie adds voice to lawsuit”, The Windsor Star, Friday, August 3, 2012.
“A pair of young sisters are in a Regina hospital as police investigate allegations of child abuse.”
National Briefs, Postmedia News, Cops probe alleged abuse of sisters”, The Windsor Star, Friday, August 3, 2012.
The word for today is “philanthropic”.
What part of speech is “philanthropic”?
Define “philanthropic” and use it in a sentence.
CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS
Corrections and explanations for this week’s entries will be posted Sunday.