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Grammar errors too serious to be spared from rigorous postmortem

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August 29, 2010
Dear Fellow Communicators,

A very serious case of species and animal gender confusion

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August 21, 2010

Dear Fellow Communicators,

When fixing media’s grammar errors turns into advanced lessons in composition

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August 14, 2010

Dear Fellow Communicators,

To fix four of the problematic sentences that I found in three of the leading Metro Manila broadsheets last week, I had to take recourse to four rather advanced grammatical concepts in English, namely (1) the construction of the so-called first or real conditional sentence, (2) the use of the resumptive modifier and the summative modifier as devices for avoiding the misplacement of relative modifying clauses, (3) elliptical construction, and (4) the hyphenation of compound multiword modifiers.

News stories shouldn’t give room to irrelevant rhetorical flourishes

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August 9, 2010

Dear Fellow Communicators,

The problem when the President’s speech is less than grammar-perfect

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July 31, 2010

Dear Fellow Communicators,

When overwritten, bloated writing is foisted on newspaper readers

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July 24, 2010
Dear Fellow Communicators,

Rx for disjointed, incoherent, and confusing journalistic writing

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July 17, 2010

Dear Fellow Communicators,

No, not everything that pertains to the President is “presidential”!

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July 10, 2010
Dear Fellow Communicators,

The problem when key government officials use highly figurative English

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July 4, 2010
Dear Fellow Communicators,

A disappointing flurry of English grammar errors in the major broadsheets

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June 26, 2010

Dear Fellow Communicators,

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