I AM BEING PICKY FOR A PURPOSE
Because of common usage, it might not be thought that there aren’t any errors in the following piece.
But I challenge you to read this sentence very carefully and to find a word that is badly misused. You might even find a punctuation miscue. What is it?
Find the word and explain why it is incorrect. Correct the error.
Feel free to challenge me.
“But teachers and other school staff may be about to lose that benefit, with legislation pending and the Catholic teachers’ union recently reaching a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government that cuts sick days from 20 per year to 10 and eliminates banking and retirement payouts if they don’t get used.”
Anne Jarvis, “Time to take a stand”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 7, 2012.
The word for today is “minuscule”.
What part of speech is “minuscule”?
Define “minuscule” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.
Try to use “minuscule” in your speech today.
CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS
Corrections and explanations for this week’s entries will be posted Sunday.