Friday, September 4, 2009

ALAS! ALACK! ABYSMAL!

PRIMER: SPELLING & WRITING 101

How many errors can you find in the two examples below?
Explain and correct them.


"Sombre Labour Day message"
Craig Pearson, sub-headline for story "Lewenza calls for pension boost", The Windsor Star, Friday, September 4, 2009.

"As Kirk Maltby prepares for his 16th NHL season he knows the end of his playing days are near, but the Detroit Red Wings forward isn't thinking about retirement just yet."
"End is near for Maltby" story, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 4, 2009.


TODAY'S WORD

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


CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS

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

1 comment:

kikipotamus said...

I only catch two, but I have a feeling there are more. Let's add a comma after "season" and an apostrophe to "Wings" to show possession.

Incertitude is a noun meaning a state of doubt, uncertainty or insecurity.

The incertitude of her job prospects endangered the plans for their future together.