My assignments on this skill are a bit stale, as I created them a good six years ago, and I wanted something new. So, for the last couple of weeks, I've simply copied and pasted errors I've read and/or heard on the internet and used them to create new assignments.
So, are you smarter than a 9th-grader? Can you correct any of the following errors I've gathered? (I'm giving you a greatly-condensed list here.)
Correct The Errors
- "If I had of gone at 18, I wouldn’t have messed up so much between 18 and 19," Salazar quipped. -- Donald W. Meyers, reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. 10/7/12
- “ ...the drill instructor had a book .... that he found in his muffle bag.” -- blogger. 10/6/12.
- “ The real question ... is what kind of Christians they are?” Peggy Fletcher Stack, reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. 10/7/12
- “Contests are earning less entries.” -- blogger 10/8/12.
- “We've got to face it- blog-blitz enthusiasm has wained” -- blogger 10/8/12.
- “If you have a review request that is part of a series, We do ask that you provide a copy of each of it's predecessors.” -- on a blog with well over 2000 followers. 10/9/12.
- “Overall though its very simple to use.” -- ditto.
- “It came in a nice gift-able box that features the unit itself and SodaStream logo's.” -- ditto.
- “The Winner will win the unit pictured below. You will also get your choice of Red, White or Black for the color of the unit as well as pick 3 regular sized flavorings of your choice.” -- ditto.
- “Publishers are cutting down their lists, and agents are taking on less clients.” -- blogger, 10/10/12
- “After running a mile, a screw came loose in Ben’s prosthetic leg.” -- Melissa Knowles on Trending Now Yahoo!, 10/11/12
- “He can eat, sleep and do everything other sheeps can." -- author of a Yahoo! article about a malformed sheep, 10/11/12