Friday, December 29, 2017

Using a or an; that's the question

FOUND ONLINE: Smart organizations know that an multi-generational workforce is good for business.

I've been trying to figure why the writer would say an multi-generational workforce, and I can't do it. A multi-generational workforce will do fine.

ALSO FOUND ONLINE: In that vain, it appears the team is likely to part ways with three players who were key starters throughout Miami’s 2017 campaign.

It's in that vein, not in that vain.

ALSO FOUND ONLINE: Add a complimentary back for Kenyan Drake.

I've said this many times: it's a complementary back, not a complimentary back. He may get compliments, but that's not the point of the word.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Trump's eldest daughter

FOUND ONLINE: Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and top White House adviser, appeared on Fox News' morning show, "Fox & Friends," for the second time this week to promote the GOP tax bill, which Congress passed on Wednesday.

Donald Trump has three sons and two daughters (Ivanka and Tiffany), making Ivanka Trump's elder daughter. The other problem is that the sentence is too long.

ALSO FOUND ONLINE: Trump is waiting to see if Congress passes a PAYGO wavier before signing.

It's not wavier; it's waiver.

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(the book of great NASCAR stories)

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