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Pop Quiz: Can you find the errors in these 8 sentences?

Proofing a document entails far more than looking for spelling errors and typos. Here are some sentences to proof. See how many errors you can find. The answers are below.

1. “Don’t pass judgement on me,” she whined, “its not easy laying out in the sun all day trying to get a tan.”

2. Whose the person whose credit card was stolen?

3. “Yes, its Hinkle alright,” the inspector said. “I knew all along that he would be our man”.

4. We are in the dark as to whom actually makes the rules here.

5. The Jones’s are not at home and neither are the Smiths. They are all at the Williams house.

6. “I have neither seen her wedding dress nor the man she is going to marry”, sniffed the jilted lover, hand against his forhead.

7. “Run like you’re life depends on it,” the sergeant shouted!

8. I’m trying to hone in on the main issue, there’s alot of elements that led to his acquital and they all have to be sorted out.

Check your answers open

1. (Four mistakes) “Don’t pass judgment on me,” she whined. “It’s not easy lying out in the sun all day trying to get a tan.”

2. (One mistake) Who’s the person whose credit card was stolen?

3. (Three mistakes) “Yes, it’s Hinkle all right,” the inspector said. “I knew all along that he would be our man.”

4. (One mistake) We are in the dark as to who actually makes the rules here.

5. (Two mistakes) The Joneses are not at home and neither are the Smiths. They are all at the Williamses‘ house.

6. (Three mistakes) “I have seen neither her wedding dress nor the man she is going to marry,” sniffed the jilted lover, hand against his forehead.

7. (Three mistakes) “Run like your life depends on it!” the sergeant shouted.

8. (Five mistakes) I’m trying to home in on the main issue. There are a lot of elements that led to his acquittal, and they all have to be sorted out.


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