About Embarrassing Errors

Why They Matter

By Annette Rey

Some of my posts detail grammar and word choice errors that jump out at me from television newscasts, television documentaries, newspaper articles, radio programs, signage, and other sources. Here are some thoughts on the subject.

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Capitalizing Your Title Words

A Little Help Goes a Long Way

By Annette Rey

I am here to help writers with the smallest of details. And it can be a small detail that catapults your work to notice or gives you a bad name as a writer.

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About Diagramming Sentences

A Lost Practice

By Annette Rey

I believe if you have a familiarity with diagramming sentences, you will create better sentences. And where a sentence just doesn’t seem right, diagramming can be a great tool to lead you in the right direction to correct your sentence.

The tool is:

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Where to Start Your Story

And How to Start

By Annette Rey

You have probably heard to start your piece of work in the middle and that thought has confused you. How do you do that? How can you make the middle sound like the beginning for the reader? Can you recall a story you have read that started in the middle?

Read on and you will see the sense this advice makes and how the middle is also the hook.

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Embarrassing Error #9

Local TV News Error

By Annette Rey

Some terms are vernacular, isolated to small communities. Sometimes they are non-standard words and are also called Americanisms. So this one may not be strictly called an error except for the venue in which it appeared. You decide on this one.

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Embarrassing Error #8

Trial and Errors

By Annette Rey

Another one of those errors has raised its head. This one might be a bit excusable.

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Embarrassing Error #7

Television News Ticker Error

By Annette Rey

While watching the news and reading the written news ticker across the bottom of the screen, I lost all interest in the broadcast when I saw an error.

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