Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Errors happen all to often

The first error in this article ("UBC rallies for blinded student" on CBC News online on June 26, 2011) is seen above: the first to should be too. The second error

is the use of an em dash here. What kind of professional writer would think that this sentence is correct? And what kind of editor would actually okay it? I suggest replacing the em dash with, waaait for it, nothing! How does this look/sound: Dhahan, who is now blind, said if she could speak to Monzur her message would be one of hope. Good? Good. Click an image to enlarge it.

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