DOES ANYONE EVER LEARN CORRECT GRAMMAR?
The number of grammatically incorrect examples of professional writers presented in today’s paper is astounding. The writers ought to be ashamed of themselves. They certainly prove the truth of the quote presented below.
The one consolation, though, is they keep this blog alive. Wow! What a sad commentary.
Find, identify and correct the errors in the examples below.
“We have not been given them all, but a good majority have come our way. Our workforce is busy. We added about 10 per cent more.”
Loris Callavino, in a Dave Battagello story, “Local company PSI steps up to replace parkway’s girders”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
“PSI was also caught up in the controversy, but workmanship of the firm’s girders were never called into question. That’s been affirmed by the parkway’s leadership turning to Collavino’s company for the replacement job.”
Dave Battagello, “Local company PSI steps up to replace parkway’s girders”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
“So let’s see some of it. With the NDP losing support, according to the latest poll, Horwath won’t have the moxie to pull the plug. And if she doesn’t, after everything, she will have lost her right to challenge the government. Because the Liberals don’t deserve to govern any longer without a new mandate from voters.”
Anne Jarvis, “We need a clean break”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
“One in 30 university students are estimated to be using dangerous drugs prescribed for attention-deficit disorder, saying it helps them focus and study harder, especially during exam season.”
Tracy Sherlock, Postmedia News, “Students admits using ADHD drugs as study aids”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
A PROVEN TRUTH
Identify the author of the following.
“Nothing is worse than active ignorance.”
The word for today is “nescience”.
What part of speech is “nescience”?
Define “nescience” and use it in a sentence.