THE USUAL TIRESOME MISTAKE
Find, identify and correct the error in the following example.
“There’s got to be a way that sugar can be put into this so that people can actually learn to appreciate what he has achieved and what it is that he is trying to do on their behalf. As opposed to just making it seem like it’s got to taste bad because you need it.”
Mark Kennedy, Postmedia News, “Secrecy casts cloud on Tory government: Poll”, The Windsor Star, Monday, April 08, 2013.
The word for today is “rapturous”.
What part of speech is “rapturous”?
Define “rapturous” and use it in a sentence that clearly demonstrates its meaning.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL’S ENGLISH USAGE
Today’s blog entry is number 1,692 and marks the beginning of my sixth year of challenging people to write and speak correctly.
Thank you to all willing, and unwilling, contributors.
Thank you to those who have responded and endeavoured to improve their communication and editing skills.
Below is the first entry ever published. The mandate has not changed and I have every intention of continuing my crusade. Please continue to strive to be the best at all times. Think of it as a game of excellence which can be difficult to achieve but which must not be abandoned. Remember: we can always do better.
Have a great day.
FIRST BLOG ENTRY – April 6, 2007
LET US RAISE OUR SIGHTS
by Michael Lyons on Friday, April 6, 2007
The site is dedicated to eradicating writing errors and to exploring new words which could be added to your lexicon.
Are you able to define and use it?
MISTAKE OF THE DAY
“I should have went to the store yesterday but I was too lazy.”
What is the mistake in the sentence above?