DO THE EXAMPLES MAKE SENSE?
Assess the following examples and determine what is incorrect with each.
Correct the errors or try to rewrite the examples to improve the writing.
Give reasons to support your efforts.
“Kim Grondin said Saturday she applied the sunscreen, along with her 23-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son, during a visit to Leisure Lake campground near Leamington in May.”
Dave Battagello, “A’burg family seeing red over recalled sunscreen”, The Windsor Star, Monday, October 22, 2012.
“Five games with their year on the line, five wins for these gutsy Giants this post season.”
STAR NEWS SERVICES, “Giants force Game 7″, The Windsor Star, Monday, October 22, 2012.
“Homes were appraised at between 2005 and 2011 for between $122,000 and $127,000.
Dave Battagello, “Co-op project saved by court decision”, Monday, October 22, 2012.
RULE OF THE WEEK
The “-ize” ending of words is the traditional one and the only proper ending, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
The “-ise” ending is a late developer favoured by the English which came into existence in the late eighteenth century whereas “-ize” has been around since the thirteenth century.
Therefore, such words as “civilize”, “dramatize” and “organize” are correctly spelled.
Source: “Origins of the Specious”, by Patricia T. O’Conner.
Today’s word is “mendacious”.
What part of speech is “mendacious”?
Define “mendacious” and use it in a sentence that shows its meaning.
BONUS: connect the definition to the RULE OF THE WEEK and receive a GOLD STAR.