Friday, December 5, 2008

WRITERS! LEARN YOUR CRAFT!

UNBELIEVABLE!

Find and correct the errors in the following entries.

"Almost three-quarters of Canadians say they are 'truly scared' for the future of the country and a solid majority say they would prefer another election to having the minority conservative government replaced by a coalition led by Stephan Dion, a new Ipsos-Reid poll says."
Norma Greenaway, "Poll finds Tory surge during crisis", The Windsor Star, Friday, December 5, 2008.

"As the last of the knapsacks were packed at the McDougall Avenue residence, there were still boxes of supplies left over that will be used next year."
Star Staff, "Volunteers fill backpacks for area's homeless", The Windsor Star, Friday, December 5, 2008.

"A number of Facebook groups have popped up, including one boasting more than 144,000 members."
Trevor Wilhelm, "Limits on teenage drivers backed by study", The Windsor Star, Friday, December 5, 2008.


FROM SOME WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER

Find and correct the errors in the following pieces.

"'Younger drivers should carry less passengers on highways particularly.'"
Chris Lee, University of Windsor researcher, "Limits on teenage drivers backed by study", Trevor Wilhelm, The Windsor Star, Friday, December 5, 2008.

"'Any measures that are aimed at protecting and improving drivers is welcomed,' said Staff Sgt. Ed McNorton."
Ed McNorton, Windsor Police, "Limits on teenage drivers backed by study", Trevor Wilhelm, The Windsor Star, Friday, December 5, 2008.


TODAY'S WORD

The word for today is "slovenly".
Define "slovenly" and use it in a sentence.


CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS

Corrections and explanations for this week's entries will be posted Sunday.

2 comments:

Mungo Says Bah! said...

You have chosen one that bugs me the mostest...

"'Younger drivers should carry less passengers on highways particularly.'"
Chris Lee, University of Windsor researcher, "Limits on teenage drivers backed by study", Trevor Wilhelm, The Windsor Star, Friday, December 5, 2008."

My attempt to correct this is below:

"Young drivers should carry fewer passengers, especially on highways."

Is that better?

Mungo

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