ARE CORRECT GRAMMAR AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE TOO MUCH TO ASK?
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following “professionally-written” pieces.
“Asked if he bears a grudge against the Ontario Liberal Party, Tropea said he does. ‘It’s been very personal. I’ve lost a lot of sleep over it. It has caused a lot of stress for myself and the people I represent.’ ”
Dalson Chen, “Auditor general predicts more gaming job losses”, The Windsor Star, April 29, 2014.
“Not to mention, 28 world leaders and delegations from 93 foreign governments attended.”
Craig Pearson, “Local priest tells story of double canonization”, The Windsor Star, April 29, 2014.
“Merely a prudent bid to cut their losses. The unusual public goading of Barack Obama (‘a no brainer … won’t take no for an answer … etc.’) into making a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project, six years after it was first proposed?”
Andrew Coyne, Postmedia News, “Harper’s rep covers screwups”, The Windsor Star, April 29, 2014.
The word for today is “fillip”.
What part of speech is “fillip”?
Define “fillip” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.