APOLOGIA: NOT BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION
For the benefit of those who become really incensed by my constant criticism of reporters and opinion writers, keep in mind that, at least, I read what they write. In over eight and a half years of deploring the, sometimes, appalling writing skills of people paid to write, opine and inform, I have never challenged what any one of them has said. But I have been and will continue to be adamant that they need to vastly improve their grammar and composition skills because what they often inflict on the public is disgraceful and insulting.
These writers probably dismiss my constant critiquing of their efforts, but what galls as much as anything is that they arrogantly never learn from their mistakes and make the same ones over and over and over again.
Well, I am not going away. And I am certainly not letting any of them off the hook. They need to come up to the correct grammar mark or suffer the ignominy of being the stars of my hall of shameful writing.
HONE YOUR CRITICAL SKILLS
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following pieces.
“She said only about one in 10 sexual assaults are reported to police.”
Carolyn Thompson, “ONE IN 10 SEX ASSAULTS REPORTED, EXPERT SAYS”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
“Strong might not be the right word for it: fantastic might be better.”
Chris Vander Doelen, “Keep the auto sector humming”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
The word for today is “ruminate”.
What part of speech is “ruminate”?
Define “ruminate” and use it in a sentence.
BONUS: Get a GOLD STAR if you successfully relate your sentence to my editorial.