A short proofreading quiz on National Proofreading Day

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Fancy trying your hand at a bit of proofreading, on National Proofreading Day? See if you can catch all the spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors in the five sentences below. A clean copy will be posted tomorrow. (Clue: you should be able to spot at least 10 errors, and a few more.) Good luck!

  1. Mark inferred from Alison’s closing statement, that she didn’t, or couldn’t effect the jurors’ perceptions in the courtroom.
  2. Whoever stole my camera should be arrested, and punished for the crime they committed.
  3. He gave his mother and me a piece of advise, to keep our eyes on the road and our ambitions modest, that is assuming we had any.
  4. “Can we please discuss this?” she asked, her cheeks burning with rage. “I wish you had told me sooner what he said. “After snubbing me at the womens’ meeting last Spring, his words seem especially harsh and hard to bear”.
  5.  He brought her an unappettizing breakfast, eggs, bacon, and toast when he awakened her in her room.


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