THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE FIXING THE ERRORS
Identify the author of the following thought provoker.
“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
PLEASE, TRY THINKING ABOUT CORRECT CONSTRUCTION
It is a constant irritation to see so much poor writing that is never properly edited, so I am giving you the job.
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following examples.
“Do Tiger or Phil have the game to win at Royal Liverpool?”
Front page sub-heading, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
“Andrew Prescott, whose was deputy campaign manager on the 2011 Guelph federal Conservative campaign, gave evidence after reaching an immunity deal with Crown prosecutors in the case against Michael Sona.”
Stephen Maher, Postmedia News, “Robocalls witness needs help with $800 legal bill”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
“A substantial patch of reeds and cattails stand about a metre tall in one corner of the stagnant pool of water that has deepened in the past two years.
A mix of discarded patio furniture, water bottles and beer cans only add to the mess residents have to look at from neighbouring apartments.”
Derek Spalding, “NEIGHBOURS WORRY ROOFTOP ‘SWAMP’ COULD COLLAPSE”, The Windsor Star, Friday, July 11, 2014.
The word for today is “august”. (I am not referring to the month.)
What part of speech is “august”?
Define “august” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.