Thursday, June 23, 2011

It Is What "It" Is

Considering the article is about historically black colleges and universities, editing it thoroughly should have been of the utmost importance.

A public or private college is considered an HBCU if  was founded to educate black people before the Civil Rights Act of 1965. Georgia is home to the following. [source]
I think the word missing is "it."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

When A Meal Is Just A Meal

It's important to know when not to capitalize a word, obviously this writer didn't.

Former Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet was spotted leaving Breakfast in Brentwood over the weekend. [source]

I checked, there isn't a resaturant by that name in Brentwood.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Making It Up As They Go

If only the writer had looked at the Super Bowl logo, they would have known it's not a compound word.

Meagan Good doesn’t care what you have to say about her choice of clothes. She looks good & feels comfortable so that’s all that matters.

She was recently spotted kicking off the Super bowl festivities this past weekend at the Playboy Party in Dallas Texas. [source]

This is a simple fix; Super Bowl is two words not one.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Order of Things

People should read their work before they publish it. This snippet doesn't even sound right.
With all the achievements and success that Oprah has had during her career, only one can wonder….has Oprah ever failed at anything? She discusses her biggest failure in an upcoming interview on CNN.

They should have written "one can only wonder."

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Singular vs. Plural

Although slang is popular, in addition to sounding dreadful it doesn't read well.  Because this clip refers to two people, "was" shouldn't have been used.
New York Knicks baller Amar’e Stoudemire and Amber Rose was spotted together at Lebron James “One of A Kind” event last night at 1Oak. [source]

Replace "was" with "were."

Here is a rule of thumb to follow:
When speaking of more than one person use "were." (plural)
When speaking of one person use "was." (singular)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Present Or Absent

Jillian Michaels may be taking a leave of absence, but it looks as if the author of this piece wasn't present when they wrote this.

The 36-year-old Michaels announced that she’s taking an indefinite leave of absense from the hit weight-loss reality show to start a family. [source]

 The correct spelling is absence.