Monday, May 7, 2007

Thank You, Windsor Star Writers: Part 2

The weekend must be very trying for brain usage when writing; check the examples below and laugh, or weep. Are you able to spot and correct the errors?

Example 1
"None of the job applicants were bothered by Toyota being a non-union environment."
Monica Wolfson, "Jobs at Toyota", Windsor Star, Monday, May 7, 2007.

Example 2
"Windsor police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man who went missing Monday."
Star Staff, "Police Seek Public's Help", Monday, May 7, 2007.

Example 3
"The report says that the strongest conclusion that can be drawn from empirical literature is that the vast majority of studies show that children living with two mothers and children living with a mother and a father have the same levels and qualities of social competence."
Jack Aubrey, "Withheld Study OKs Gay Parenting", Monday, May 7, 2007.

Today's word is competence.
Define the word and use it correctly in a sentence.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

#1: None...was bothered
#2: a man who disappeared Monday (you taught us that a couple of weeks ago!)
#3: run-on sentence