CORRECT WRITING TAKES A HIT
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following pieces. Be sure to give reasons for your choices.
“I gave advance notice Monday that I had a competing interest and I was not able to deal with the conflict,’ said Marra, chairman of the Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation. ‘The issue at the hospital took precedent. Something happened between yesterday afternoon and today.’ ”
Bill Marra, in a Monica Wolfson story, “WUC meeting cancelled over no-shows”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
“A Windsor police officer accused of trying to cover up the another cop is being made ‘the fall guy’ by provincial investigators, a Police Act hearing was told Tuesday.”
Dalson Chen, “Accused officer called ‘fall guy’ ”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
“ ‘Surprise is too weak a word for what is happening today,’ Harel said. ‘Nobody was expecting that. … We wanted a big cleanup at city hall, now that cleanup is starting and I have confidence in UPAC that they’re working for good reasons, but I don’t know what those reasons are.’ ”
Postmedia News, “Cops launch raid on Montreal city hall”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
WORTH TAKING INTO ACCOUNT
Identify the author of the following piece of wisdom.
“Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man’s values, it has to be earned.”
The word for today is “stolid”.
What part of speech is “stolid”?
Define “stolid” and use it in a sentence.