Monday, January 14, 2008

Where to begin?

The Second segment of uncompensated occurs during the Plaintiffs uncompensated thirty (30) minute meal/rest break.. Defendant's have deliberately instituted a time keeping system which forces Plaintiffs to work during their 30 minute rest period for no compensation.


Originally, I inserted "sic"s. But the quote just became too visually cluttered. So instead, LWW offers this passage as a Wednesday morning challenge: Can you find five grammatical errors in the above?

2 comments:

Smed said...

The Second segment of uncompensated occurs during the Plaintiffs uncompensated thirty (30) minute meal/rest break.. Defendant's have deliberately instituted a time keeping system which forces Plaintiffs to work during their 30 minute rest period for no compensation.

1. Second should not be capitalized.
2. The first "Uncompensated." wth.
3. Plaintiffs lacks an apostrophe.
4. Defendant's has an unnecessary apostrophe.
5. Time keeping should be one word.
Boom.

Vanessa said...

But wait, there's more!

6. Two periods..
7. "30 minute" should be hyphenated as a compound adjective.

Okay, fine. That's all.