Friday Follies #120 – Making Grammar Great Again, One Hyphen at a Time

Greetings and welcome to yet another flub-filled Friday Follies bonanza! Feast your eyes on the Grammar Cop’s gaffes o’ the week.

  1. “Could it be on the soon to air CITY TV evening news?”
  2. “With its mission to raise awareness of multiple mental health issues … and mental health professionals…”
  3. “Dave Stubbs, now a columnist and historian with the National Hockey League had Fisher as his first sports editor at The Gazette and in turn was Fisher’s sports editor at one point recalled his top of the list Red Fisher Story which stemmed from a supper at Moishe’s that ended at an awards gala.”

 

The corrections:

  1. Hyphen-o-phobia strikes again! It should be soon-to-air. It’s a compound adjective, modifying CITY TV evening news.
  2. And again. It should say mental-health issues and mental-health professionals.
  3. Once more. It should be top-of-the-list Red Fisher story. Also, note that story does not need to be capitalized. Another thing: the sentence is way too long. Break it up, and how about some punctuation! For example: Dave Stubbs, now a columnist and historian with the National Hockey League, had Fisher as his first sports editor at The Gazette and, in turn, was Fisher’s sports editor at one point. Stubbs recalled his top-of-the-list Red Fisher Story, which stemmed from a supper at Moishe’s that ended at an awards gala. A bit more readable, don’t you think?

Proper punctuation pleases the Grammar Cop, and prevents hefty fines or jail time. Be prudent! 😀

 

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