HONOURING THE APPROACHING SCHOOL TERM
Identify the author of the following human insight.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
MARK THESE WRITING EFFORTS
Find, identify and correct the less-than-stellar writing efforts seen below.
BONUS: Receive a GOLD STAR for naming and explaining the writing device in the title of this exercise.
“The first suggestion is to bring the bikes indoors or at least keep it out of sight whenever possible.”
Derek Spalding, “How to foil the thieves”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
“ ‘Then they can open up a bank account and then — and only then — they can start receiving money and spending money. Because their campaign period begins the day they are nominated and file with the clerk.’ ”
Carolyn Thompson, quoting Chuck Scarpelli in her story, “Nearly half of municipal candidates may have broken the Elections Act”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
“ ‘It’s an older building with prohibitive repair costs and dwindling population,’ Scantlebury said. ‘Closure has been hanging over that school community, they just didn’t know when. Now they know what’s going to happen.’ ”
Dave Waddell, “Herman expands to K-12 with capital grant”, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
The word for today is “erudition”.
What part of speech is “erudition”?
Define “erudition” and use it in a sentence.