WHICH IS IT?
The unit below is the reason why I continue to publish Michael’s English Usage.
Read it; determine the error; shake your head; fix it.
“• A ‘strong majority’ want a pedestrian connection across Riverside Drive, with the recommendation for an underpass of ‘substantial width,’” with high-quality lighting and materials and preferably opening on either side to a public plaza.
• Strong majorities want more space along Riverside Drive through the downtown devoted to pedestrians, but those margins shrunk noticeably when it came to the suggestion of narrowing the Drive from its current four lanes to two or three lanes.”
Doug Schmidt, “Report reveals what we want by the river”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
MORE REASONS TO CONTINUE MY BLOG
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following examples.
“Even if you just see one on the street. While the winners are applauding throne speeches (if they’re Liberals) or trying to figure out how they’ll get to write one of their own in four years (if they aren’t), the losers are struggling. The way Rem Westland did.”
David Reevely, Postmedia News, “Pain after the campaign”, The Windsor Star, Monday, July 16, 2014.
“A cascade of pollutants and contaminants wash into each waterway”
Sub-title of a Michelle Mark story, “A shrinking footprint clears the tides”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, July 24, 2014.
The word for today is “miscreant”.
What party of speech is “miscreant”?
Define “miscreant” and use it in a sentence of your own composition.