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How to sink your career

Your career as a writer for the Yahoo! front page may have just sunk with this grammatical gaffe:

A sunken career can be as hard to raise as a sunken ferry, especially if your downfall is the result of an ability to distinguish between an adjective (like, oh, say, maybe sunken) and a verb (sunk).


Editing recommendations were inadequate

For years I’ve been recommending that Yahoo! stop outsourcing the writing on yahoo.com to non-English-speaking countries. But it appears that my recommendations on editing were inadequate: 88 more words


Chances are you wouldn't make this mistake...

…unless you write for yahoo.com:

The chances are good that if you’re not a writer or editor for Yahoo!, you’d recognize the subject (chances… 9 more words


Second day of errors takes shape

OK, so maybe I wasn’t completely accurate. This is hardly the second day of errors from Yahoo!, but the title of this post does illustrate the correct verb for the subject… 7 more words


One out of three readers has a problem with grammar

OK, so I made up that stat. I don’t know what percentage of people have a problem with grammar. Unless we’re talking about the people who write for the Yahoo! 40 more words


A writer's influence on their readers

It shouldn’t be surprising that when people starting using they, their, and them to refer to an individual whose gender was unknown to the writer that there would come a time that those pronouns would be used for an individual whose gender was apparent. 43 more words



Considering the number of different languages spoken in this city, it is not surprising that some signs have English grammar mistakes.  It is the official signs with incorrect grammar that make me shake my head. 28 more words