MY HUMBLE OPINION
I am very picky about writers, particularly newspaper writers, using correct grammar and I draw attention to their errors on a regular basis and I really think the following needs to be rewritten because, as written, it makes no sense whatsoever.
I compare this type of presentation to that of television news readers putting every story into the present tense in some misguided attempt to make the stories current appear to be ongoing rather than relating them in the past tense.
If you agree with me, feel free to leave a comment to that effect.
If you do not agree with me, I would really like to hear your rationale for accepting bad writing.
If you are a newspaper writer or news reader, I would love to hear your side of the story.
So, find, identify and correct the example below. Be sure to state your reasons.
TO BE CORRECT, TRY EDITING
“Kurti, 41, is charged with four counts of procure passport by false statement, four counts of possess identity document of another, possess identity information with intent to commit fraud, personation to gain advantage, make false statement to procure loan and two counts of utter forged document.”
Trevor Wilhelm, “WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING DEAD GIRL’S ID”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, October 7, 2014.
The word for today is “befuddlement”.
What part of speech is “befuddlement”?
Define “befuddlement” and use it in a self-composed sentence.