Identify, explain and correct the errors in the following examples.
“As we said at the time, the loss of the information should have been setting off alarm bells about the ability of the government and its agencies to ensure the vast amounts of personal data that’s collected and stored on behalf of Ontarians.”
Lead Editorial Opinion, “Privacy Breach”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, October 11, 2012.
“ ‘You can’t fault them,’ she said in an interview. ‘I don’t fault them. They weren’t told, they weren’t taught how to implement these things.’ ”
Lead Editorial Opinion, “Privacy Breach”, quoting Anne Cavoukian, The Windsor Star, Thursday, October 11, 2012.
The word for today is “prodigal”.
What part of speech is “prodigal”?
What other parts of speech can be made from “prodigal”?
Define “prodigal” and correctly use it in a sentence.
REMEMBER – SOMETHING NEW IS COMING
Starting Monday, October 15, a RULE OF THE WEEK segment will be presented and which will be used, in part, to debunk certain grammar and writing myths that have persisted for years. Hopefully many of the entries will surprise you.