Monday, October 27, 2008

MEDIA WATCH WEEK - DAY 1

PROFESSIONALS AT WORK

Find and explain the flaws in the following pieces.


[He expressed] "...the need for he to be at his grandmother's side...".
Henry Champ, CBC Newsworld, Friday, October 25, 10:15 am.


"The better choice,even with the disadvantage of having an inexperienced running mate in Sarah Palin, who doubtless spies every last Air Canada plane taking the northern route to Europe."
Barbara Yaffe, "McCain best for Canada, The Windsor Star, Saturday, October 25, 2008.


"One in five Britons find monogamy undesirable and nearly a third think it is unnatural, according to a sex survey out Sunday."
"Survey finds a third think monogamy unnatural", London, The Windsor Star, Monday, October 27, 2008.


TODAY'S WORD

Today's word is "pathetic".
Define "pathetic" and use it in a sentence.
List all the other forms of the word that come to mind.

1 comment:

BJ said...

1. "...the need for HIM to be at his grandmother's side...".
Or simply,
"...the need to be at his grandmother's side...".

2. Incomplete. It needs a verb.

3. "One in five Britons FINDS monogamy undesirable and nearly a third THINKS it is unnatural, according to a sex survey out Sunday."