CONSTRUCTION VS. STYLE
Here is a perfect example of a writer sacrificing proper construction for “punch” in his presentation. Challenge me if you want, but the construction is still far from correct.
Identify the (principle) errors in the following and correct them.
“All right, enough chemistry. Except for this: Steve Yzerman’s squadron of NHL executives, with some input from Mike Babcock’s coaching staff, finally kicked the last cat around 1 a.m. Monday night/ Tuesday morning, and decided that Sidney Crosby wasn’t complete without his Pittsburgh winger, Chris Kunitz.
And that Chicago captain Jonathan Toews would be better with Patrick Sharp riding shotgun. And that Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry were inseparable. Ditto the St. Louis Blues defensive pair of Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo.
Also that Patrick Marleau was good enough to flourish without Joe Thornton, and Duncan Keith sans Brent Seabrook — two notable chemistry experiments that blew up in the Vancouver lab four years ago.”
CAM COLE Postmedia News, “Emphasis on experience, speed for Olympic team”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
Identify the author of the following observation.
“Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
The word for today is “apathetic”.
What part of speech is “apathetic”?
Define “apathetic” and use it in a sentence of your own creation.