WRITING PROBLEMS CONTINUE
The mistakes in the following pieces would not occur with a modicum of judicious editing.
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following examples.
“One in 10 people in Ontario today report being negatively affected by someone else’s gambling, according to the Responsible Gambling Council.”
Dave Battagello, “Problem gamblers can access help”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
“And the cost of the rest of the justice system (judges, Crown prosecutors, etc.) are rising twice as fast as policing.”
Chris Vander Doelen, “The high price of policing”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
“A second site further east along North Rear Road is also being prepared by CEN Biotech, next door to Bernie and Eleanor Dame who have lived in their home for more than 20 years.”
Dave Battagello, “Marijuana facility irks neighbours”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
BOSTON — “Three Afghan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.”
Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press, “Three Afghan army officers detained at Niagara crossing”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
The word for today is “vapid”.
What part of speech is “vapid”?
Define “vapid” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.
HELPING THE GRAMMAR CRUSADE
I followed up on yesterday’s suggestion and put a note in the “comment” section of each story. I hope that this will lead to some more intense proof reading in the future. Time will tell.
Maybe you could do the same.
Have a great day.