RAISE A SPEAKER OR WRITER TO COMMUNICATE CORRECTLY!
In the spirit of the campaign to “Raise a Reader”, I present the following examples of communication that should be corrected prior to having children learn to read them.
It would really be wonderful if children could learn to enjoy reading something that is correctly written or correctly spoken in public so that they would have the opportunity to emulate correct communication.
The key word is “correct”!
It is appalling how many professional writers and public figures, who should know better, cannot communicate correctly.
So, please, “Raise a Reader”.
But, please, “Learn to write!”
Please, “Learn correct communication!”
Remember McLuhan’s truth, “The medium is the message!”
Now, find and correct all the errors in the following examples. Give reasons to support all your choices.
“ ‘There is that threat out there that if anything goes lost or missing that employees would be on the hook for it,’ said Natyshak.”
Taras Natashak, Essex MPP, in a story by Trevor Wilhelm, MPP urges Ont. to stand up for workers over stolen gas”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 20, 2012.
“ ‘What made the situation somewhat unique is that I was retained before the police were involved or any audit was undertaken,’ Bradie said outside court.”
Andrew Bradie, lawyer, in a story by Craig Pearson, “Ex-mayor’s spouse pleads guilty to defrauding employer of $119K”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 20, 2012.
“Because that’s where the jobs are.”
Brian Cross, “MORE ADULT KIDS LIVING AT HOME IN OUR REGION, CENSUS FINDS,” The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 20, 2012.
“And men: if you’re 50 or older, surprise your partner by getting a PSA blood test on your own. Before she has to nag you to save you from yourself.”
Chris Vander Doelen, “Women, go ahead and nag”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 20, 2012.
The word for today is “instigate”.
What part of speech is “instigate”?
What other parts of speech can be made from “instigate”?
Define”instigate” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.