English Grammar in professional publications!
Now that computers seem to be doing all the proof reading -- I come across more and more glaring grammatical errors in publications of heretofore reputable standing.
On the back cover of the Educational Leadership publication - February 2011 - is a full page ad for PD 360.
Appallingly, there are three (3!) glaring grammatical errors --- this is worse than ironic! Educational Leadership
should be able to get the grammar correct.
The errors are as follows:
1. "Now he edits lives in Milan, Tennessee." This makes no sense! Should it read "lives and edits?"
2. "...we fully expect to be win the Race to the Top." Again, this makes no sense! Should it read "we fully expect to be the winners in the Race to the Top?"
3. "With the most experts, the broadest range of topics and the most classroom examples." This is not a complete sentence. This is a fragment!
I am an English teacher in an inner city high school. I advise my students to read widely and deeply every day. My goal is that as they read, they absorb the rhythm of good writing, that their eyes and their ears pick up the proper nuances of grammar and syntax, and that this will inform their own writing.
As the examples above clearly show, without this attention to detail, comprehension is jeopardized.
How can I expect my students to proof read their work effectively when a publication of "Educational Leadership"
allows such glaring errors?
I would be so happy to receive a responsible reply.