Join the Grammar Cop and me in the dubious task of correcting these abominable aberrations. (How I love alliteration!)
- “Schumer, 36, posted on Instagram. ‘I want to give a big thank you to the doctors, the bad ass nurses also my husband who’s name is, I want to say, Chris?'”
- “In the end, it should be him and nobody else the one that must make the crucial decision on whether to get again on the rodeo ring or not.”
- “We offer eco friendly low emission alternatives.”
And the corrections:
- There are a few errors here, but the most egregious of the lot is “who’s.” The ONLY time you put an apostrophe in there is when you want a contraction for who is, such as in: Who’s going with you? or Who’s the guy who left the milk out on the table? (It’s almost always a guy. 😀 ) But to make “who” possessive, the correct word is whose: My husband whose name is… Chris. So shame on you, (Amy) Schumer.
- Where to start. Sooo many mistakes. Sigh. The whole rotten thing – perpetrated by a so-called journalist (albeit in a small local paper) – must be rewritten. I will take up the challenge: In the end, only he must decide whether or not to get back in the rodeo ring. Better? I think so!
- This is a bad case of, all together now, hyphen-o-phobia! It should say eco-friendly, low-emission alternatives. I fixed the commaphobia problem too. By the way, we can’t even say the writer was missing his/her hyphen key, because two lines down in the ad we see this: “-Chimney Liners-Gas-Oil-Wood-Pellets-” Huge eye roll.
The Grammar Cop will continue her ceaseless efforts to make the world a safer place – safer from offensive English errors. See you next week!