Sunday, September 16, 2018

Explosive new novel

FOUND ONLINE: Bob Woodward's explosive new novel released on Tuesday provides a glimpse into the often-private relationship between President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

Bob Woodward is an investigative journalist, not a novelist. I'd simply change novel to book.


Of course, this could be the writer's novel way of saying that Woodward's book is pure fiction.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Be instated

FOUND ONLINE: A curfew has also be instated for the city of Greenville, N.C. starting Thursday night at 8 p.m. and will remain in place until Friday 8 a.m.

I looked up instated. Instate means to set up in position; install or establish. I don't know that I'd heard of it before.

So it's correct. I think I would change be to been, and I'd also put a comma after N.C. and add at after Friday.

A curfew has also been instated for the city of Greenville, N.C., starting Thursday night at 8 p.m. and will remain in place until Friday at 8 a.m.

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