Tuesday, March 10, 2009



I keep hoping that this blog will help (shame?) writers who are paid to write correctly to do some serious proofreading before submitting their copy.
I keep hoping that the copy editors will, some day, edit the copy they receive.
I will keep hoping.
I will also keep citing the errors.

Find and correct the errors in the following pieces.

"Overnight Saturday, another vanderGaast penguin statue went missing, this time from the London School of Economics in England."
Sonja Puzic, "Penguin allure too much for thieves", The Windsor Star, Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

"A record number of Ross's geese seen at one time in Southern Ontario were spotted Monday at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area."
Star Staff, Birdwatchers atwitter over geese sighting", The Windsor Star, Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

"'I've the heard the last six month described as an economic tsunami,'" he said.
Dave Battagello, "Council wants MPPs at session on jobs strategy", The Windsor Star, Tuesday, March 10, 2009.


The word for today is "strident."
What part of speech is "strident"?
Define "strident" and use it in a sentence.

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