SAME OLD … SAME OLD …
I keep harping on this error, but nobody listens. So, I will continue to cite it until I get some success.
Find, identify and correct the error in the following piece.
“That’s a lot of ‘nos’ for one request. But Chrysler won’t be turned down for the money by Ontario’s Liberal government in an election year, Goar concludes. Which is the same thing predicted in this space many times over the past five years.”
Chris Vander Doelen, “Taxpayers getting fleeced”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
WORDS ENDING IN “-SELF”
Words ending in “-self” or “-selves” are called reflexive pronouns.
They always refer to another word that has already been named. In grammatical terms, they need an antecedent and reflect back, or refer, to it.
“The president named myself to the committee.” (INCORRECT – “myself” is not previously named)
“The president named me to the committee.” (CORRECT)
The word for today is “gallimaufry”.
This is an old word which is no longer popular, but I like its sound; it is very alliterative.
What part of speech is “gallimaufry”?
Define “gallimaufry” and use it in a sentence.