MORE PROFESSIONAL WRITING!
Did the professional writers cited today ever learn any basic grammar?
Based on what I read below, they should try another profession.
Find, identify and correct the errors in the examples below.
“Clothes: Just think about it. Consider the amount of times you have come home and found us face down on the bed wailing, “I have nothing to wear,” when only last week we came home laden down with carrier bags, convinced we had nailed the problem once and for all. What are the chances of you getting it right? Less than zero is what.”
SHANE WATSON, London Daily Telegraph, in a story, “TOXIC PRESENTS TO AVOID”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
“A group of five Windsor teens are facing charges following an attempted armed robbery early Monday. Chatham-Kent police said officers responded to reports of a break and enter in progress at an apartment on Merritt Avenue shortly before 2 a.m.”
An item entitled, “Five teens held after robbery”, in the Regional Shorts section of the Windsor Star, Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
Next week, to help you understand why I become so upset with newspaper writers, I will publish corrections of all their errors that I have presented to you over the last few posts.