WOW! WHAT A COLLECTION WE HAVE TODAY!
Identify and correct all the errors in the following examples. Give reasons for your choices. (HINT: I can find eight.)
“A vacant house at 546 Aylmer Ave., pictured in 2011, is one of four rundown, vacant homes that are scheduled to be demolished.”
Photo caption in a Doug Schmidt story, “Dilapidated houses on city’s hit list” The Windsor Star, Thursday, August 23, 2012.
“ ‘It’s said that one in 10 are gay, but we still fly the Pride flag for Pride Week.’ ”
Drew Dilkens, in a Kristie Pearce and Craig Pearson story, “Christian flag at city hall sparks backlash”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, August 23, 2012.
“ ‘Our actions are simply to engage in the labour relations process, that’s what we’re doing and no different from anything we’ve been doing for the past 25 years. Again, I cannot stress strongly enough that the board has no intention of disrupting the school year. We will not lock out our teachers, we will not be changing conditions of employment, our teachers will be in the classroom the day after Labour Day to teach our students, and that is how that is going to go.’ ”
Chris Thompson, citing Barbara Holland, in a story, “Board accused of provoking labour unrest”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, August 23, 2012.
“Because the underlying problem here isn’t racism, or political correctness.”
Andrew Coyne, Postmedia News, “Currency celebrates bland, dull?”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, Thursday, August 23, 2012.
The word for today is “meretricious”.
“What part of speech is “meretricious”?
Define “meretricious” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.