Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Taken its toll

FOUND ONLINE: Years of struggling with substance abuse have clearly taken its toll on the singer-actress.

I wonder if their should have been used instead of its. I know the writer is taking "Years of struggling with substance abuse" as a sort of noun, but you can say that "Years have taken their toll on the singer-actress." I don't know.

FROM A SPORTS ARTICLE: This year’ they’ve hit on something very unique: Draft picks will be announced from outer space.

No, no, no, no, no. If something's unique, it's unheard of, spellbinding, beyond rare. It doesn't need any help from very.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Rotten to the corp

FOUND ONLINE: Miami entered the 2010 NFL Draft looking to bolster their WR corp by acquiring a speedster to pair with Brandon Marshall.

At least the writer didn't write core. It's corps, not corp.

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(the book of great NASCAR stories)

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