Topic: My high school newspaper articles
June 16, 2019 / By Dolly Question:
Hello, for class I need newspaper articles, flyer's, letters, and e-mails that have misspellings and grammatical errors. If you find one please post the link, thank you!
Carolyn | 8 days ago
Just start reading! Contrary to popular opinion, I don't think you'll find too many in newspaper articles, at least not in a major city newspaper. If you want to find lots of bad grammar, go to a newspaper's website, and look at the reader comments at the end of a story. In many cases, I can't believe the writers ever passed a junior high school English class. I'm constantly surprised at how many times a writer will misspell the name of a person in the story -- even though the story itself is right there on the screen. Misspellings and poor grammar often undermine whatever point they were trying to make, in my mind.
Here's one: http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-auto-dealer-owner-shot-teen-stealing-car/story?id=23940864 Two grammatical errors: it says "tried stealing" instead of "tried to steal" and "tried surrendering" instead of "tried to surrender." The form "tried doing" means "did it successfully in order to see what it was like" (as in "I tried skydiving, but decided after the first jump that it wasn't for me"). The author meant "tried to do," meaning "made an attempt to do something."