VERY TIRESOME PRO WRITER ERRORS
Read the following pieces closely. Determine the errors in each example and correct them. Be sure to explain the errors.
“ ‘While’s Windsor’s percentage improvement in job growth has outperformed the national average over the past two years, the local unemployment rate is still uncomfortably high.’ said Wright.”
Dave Hall, citing Craig Wright in a story, Windsor slowly recovering”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, March 28, 2013.
“ ‘I am seeking the nomination because our spirit as a region is what defines us, it is that spirit which I will use to make Ontario a better place for our children,’ Remy Boulbol, 35, said a press release.”
Unknown writer in an Area Briefs story, “Boulbol joins race for riding”, quoting Remy Boulbol, The Windsor Star, Thursday, March 28, 2013.
The word for today is “empirical”.
What part of speech is “empirical”?
Define and explain the word “empirical”.
Create a sentence that demonstrates the meaning of “empirical”.
CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS
Since tomorrow is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter Sunday, there will be no entries those days.
Corrections and explanations for this week and next week will be posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER