SOMETHING NEW – MICHAEL’S RULES OF CORRECT ENGLISH USAGE
Since I am always railing over poor writing or sloppy construction or grammar misuse, I am going to offer some more help to all the miscreants who, by design or ignorance, do not seem to be able to use the English language correctly. I am going to present a weekly post called “MICHAEL’S RULES OF CORRECT ENGLISH USAGE”.
Read the rules. Apply the rules. Combat ignorance. Be aware. Be proud being correct.
MICHAEL’S RULES OF CORRECT ENGLISH USAGE
“No problem,” must never be used in place of “Thank you”.
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following piece.
“ ‘The big concern is the wheat harvest. Some wheat is starting to show stress from the water. Some are lying flat because the root system won’t support it.
‘When it’s flat it’s unharvestable. You can see mould in the head. It’s not consumable for humans. Even the animal feed, if it gets to black mould, most mills won’t look at it.’ ”
Mark Balkwill, in a story by Monica Wolfson, “ ‘We’re paddling around’ in soggy weather”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
The word for today is “craven”.
What part of speech is “craven”?
Define “craven” and use it in a sentence.