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[From Michelle Yeoman and Barbara Gastel:]
Editing Solution: Last Week's Sentence
Our compliments to the person who posted a response last week and to the others who had the correct solution. As a reminder, below is Sentence of the Week #20:
Last week Dr. Green lead the seminar.
The problem in this sentence is the word lead, which should be led. Thus, the corrected sentence reads as follows:
Last week Dr. Green led the seminar.
Once again, the problem regards homonyms. Both led (the past tense of the verb lead) and lead (a heavy metallic element) are pronounced led. Therefore authors often confuse the two.
We hope this solution has led some readers to new understanding.
And now, onward to this week’s sentence.
Sentence of the Week #21
Welcome to the newest installment in this series.
The sentence below has 1 definite error:
Hiding in a corner, Marcus retrieved the mouse.
Please correct the error, and submit the corrected sentence and any remarks as a comment on this post. We plan to provide and discuss the solution as a comment in about 2 days, as well as including it in the next Sentence of the Week post.
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