The text below is rife with typos, and your job is to find ’em. The original, non-typo-laden version is at the bottom with corrected mistakes highlighted in red. No cheating by putting the text through spellcheck!
From “As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth” published in the New York Times:
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Are you ready? Woman up, ’cause here it comes. Place a colon where you think it should be in the following sentences. Some sentences may require editing before they are colon ready.
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Did you notice how I used a colon in the title? As you can see, it exemplifies one of the uses of this handy punctuation mark: to further illustrate what comes before the colon. Don’t capitalize following a colon unless it is a stand-alone sentence. Two examples:
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Just so we’re clear, I’m not talking about fashion. Correct apostrophe use with possessives is something even the best grammarians need a reminder of from time to time. Let’s start with the basics:
The boy’s ball rolled into the water.
There is one boy and the ball that belongs to him rolled into a stagnant, murky creek.
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Let’s see how many typos you caught in yesterday’s typo quiz. Mistakes are in pink :
FBI director to Congress: Still no charges recomendded after latest Clinton emails reviewed
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