Saturday, December 20

Oh, Grammar...

As a homeschooler, I always seem to see grammar mistakes in the news. Yes, if I am watching the news, I verbally correct the anchor person, not to be rude, but to make sure my kids see the error. My hubby always says "seen" instead of "saw" and "saw" instead of "have seen", or just "seen" without the "have". lol I always say "may" instead of "could" and "could" instead of "may". Could you, may I, is what I have to constantly say to myself! lol It's terrible when your 8 year old corrects you. And then my daughter always says, "Mom, you're the teacher; you know everything!" (She's joking, of course!)

Anyway, I saw this online, on our local news website. Can you find the error?

Firefighters arrived at the 8-unit building around 7 p.m. to find flames engulfing the west end of the second-floor attic area, said 5th Battalion Chief Ralph Gallow. None of the occupants was injured and had already begun evacuating the building, he said.


Mrs Amy said...

None of the occupants were injured not was injured.
So glad I am not the only one with a grammar obsession!!

Anonymous said...

Hello my friend,
I thought I'd pop in and see what you have been posting. I enjoyed your "Oh, Grammar" post. It was especially enjoyable after scrolling down to read the first sentence in your "My Thoughts for the day" post. Go read it and see what I mean. It should make you smile.
Love ya,

try2bAsunbeam said...

ROFLOL! Se, I never claimed to be perfect! "Where are my thoughts for the day?" haha. Thanks, my friend, for your gentle correction!

Sharon Brumfield said...

No, I do not claim to have it all down pat...but there are certain things that drive me crazy. I think that comes from a Mom that was a grammar teacher and a school that was constantly correcting us.
I now do it with my you are not alone in that.
And we will hope that it was a typo that allowed the writer of the articles to use was instead of were. Someone messed up in the proofing room. :)


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