MONDAY PUN DAY
Groan and laugh.
“Atheism is a non-prophet organization.”
“I’m reading a book about anti-gravity . I can’t put it down .”
A VARIETY OF ERRORS
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following pieces. Some errors are by the writers and some are by the cited speakers.
“ ‘There was a location in Windsor, the loss prevention officer kind of noticed a suspicious transaction involving the purchase of gift cards,” said Const. Rob Durling with the Windsor police fraud squad.
‘Luckily, he followed them and allowed some time for the Windsor police patrol to attend. From there, it kind of spawned into this investigation.’ ”
Trevor Wilhelm, “Four busted for credit card fraud ring, lab”, The Windsor Star, Saturday, September 28, 2013.
“ ‘I don’t get a tremendous amount of first-time home buyers in Tecumseh because of the price,’ said Riley, who lives in Tecumseh. ‘They aren’t going to (pay) $175,000.’ ”
Larry Riley, realtor, in a story by Monica Wolfson, “Homebuyers shut out of Tecumseh”, The Windsor Star, Saturday, September 28, 2013.
“None of them, it seems, are willing to risk offending a small but vocal group opposed to adding something as simple as an ice cream stand or bicycle kiosk to the landscape.”
Editorial, “Riverfront debate”, The Windsor Star, Saturday, September 28, 2013.
The word for today is “fraught”.
What part of speech is “fraught”?
Define “fraught” and use it in a sentence.