July 8 2014

A slam dunk … for bad grammar

by Barbie in Grammar, In the News

It seems many of today’s news websites are most concerned about getting their stories out before the competition. When speed is the goal, quality suffers. Rather than publishing rich, detailed pieces that use proper grammar and style, many of these websites toss anything up to score page views.

Here’s an example of a particularly bad article, marked up for your editing pleasure, written after the NBA draft last month. That last run-on sentence is a doozy.

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