Oh no! The Grammar Cop drank too much egg nog and missed her January 4th post date! Please join her in her latest installment, now in progress.
- “The executive committee member, Robert Beaudry, announced two much anticipated programs that will bring a shift…”
- “Furthermore, the poll found 69 percent of voters felt the media was crucial to democracy.”
- “Your story has peaked my curiosity. I have always liked trying to figure out what makes people…”
- Did you spot the sad example of hyphen-o-phobia here? It should say two much-anticipated programs, since much-anticipated is acting as a compound adjective modifying the noun, programs. Much is linked with anticipated. (In fact, much is an adverb modifying the adjective, anticipated. But don’t worry; you don’t need to know that. 😉)
- Regular FF readers should have instantly recognized the mistake in this one. Say it together with me: media is plural! Media is a plural Latin word. (The singular is medium.) Never say “mediums” because it is wrong. Therefore, since media is plural, the verb right after it should be plural too: the media were crucial to democracy.
- Wrong word alert! The word here should be piqued, not “peaked.” End of story. 😁
I hope your holidays weren’t too laden with grammar glitches. May your paths of prose be smoothly paved from now on!