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English usage and words may evolve but correctness, accuracy and proofing are constants that must be followed at all times.
Identify and correct the errors in the following examples.
“Anybody with unemployment in the family – and across Ontario, that’s pretty much all of us – feels badly for the nurses.”
Chris Vander Doelen, Paying for McGinty”, The Windsor Star, Saturday, February 9, 2013.
“He told police that he was at a friend’s house for a party and the alcohol he had drank was causing him th breathe hard, said Bodri.”
Rebecca Wright, “Police seek help in probe”, The Windsor Star, Monday, Febvruary 11, 2013.
“The suspects property, which police would not describe. No one was hurt.”
Rebecca Wright, “Trio invade home at gunpoint”, The Windsor Star, Monday, February 11, 2013.
The word for today is “reclamation”.
What part of speech is “reclamation”?
Define “reclamation” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.