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Competition results!

07 Mar

Prize!

Here are the answers to the competition I set a month ago

Text 1

you shoul’dnt have gon eto the pub last night, it was a misstake,” She said, “how did i nkow that!’ said him.

14 mistakes:

you shouldnt have gon eto the pub last night, it was a misstake,” She said,how did i nkow that!’ said him.

1 – quote marks at beginning
2 – capital on You
3 – apostrophe mis-placed in shouldn’t
4 – gap mis-placed in gon eto (could be counted as 2 too)
5 – comma after night should have been a semi colon
6 – misstake spelling mistake
7 – She after quote should be she
8 – starting a new quote should start a new sentence, so a full stop after said …
9 – … and a capital for how
10 – capital I
11 – nkow spelling mistake
12 – exclamation mark should be a question mark
13 – single quote mark should be a double to match the others
14 – said he

“You shouldn’t have gone to the pub last night: it was a mistake,” she said. “How did I know that?” said he.

Text 2

We need to concern about the incidences of bad spellling in the document and how they can be made made better. It influences on perception of the text in readers. However it makes it harder to understand. Because clearity is the main aim of all writing unless its v creation.

This is how I would rewrite it:

We need to be concerned about the incidences of bad spelling in the document and how they can be made better. It influences the readers’ perception of the text. Moreover, it makes it harder to understand, because clarity is the main aim of all writing, unless it is very creative.

And the winner is …

Michelle Austin! Michelle got the correct combination of number of errors and a close but clear re-write of the text, including the bit about creativity. Well done, Michelle – your exciting parcel of Libro goodies will be on its way to you soon!

 
 

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