EA1101_ET1000_NK1001 Grammar Editing 17

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EA1101/ET1000/NK1001 Grammar Editing 17 Text Editing 1. There are TEN (10) errors in the following text. The errors are found only in the numbered sentences, and only one error in each of them. 2. Underline the error in the numbered sentence, then write your correction in the numbered blank space on the right side of the text. 3. At the end of the text , explain your choice of answer for all your ten corrections: noun, pronoun, subject-verb agreement, word form, verb form, tense, preposition, article or parallelism . Note that not all these items will be tested. Some may be repeated. Example (0)More and more women is now joining the paid labour force worldwide. (0) women are Explanation: subject-verb agreement. The subject is plural so we need a plural verb. Job Quotas for the Elderly Make the Economy Rigid By Tan Sai Siong At first glance, it seemed a capital idea: reserving jobs for senior citizens, a topic that was tossed up for discussion recently by Mr Lim Boon Heng; Minister, in the Prime Minister's Office. (1)On close up, it was still such a great idea that I could not help day-dreaming about how such a ground-breaking policy could be shaped so that the target group would be helped, as effective as intended. I was specially keen to see how Mr Lim’s rough diamond of an idea could be cut and polished to shine brighter than the Koh-i-Noor. Here are some suggestions on how to achieve this: The first facet to carve out should account for gender. If we buy into the argument for jobs to be reserved for older workers, then we should buy as strongly into the argument for setting aside some of
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2012 for the course ENGLISH EA1101 taught by Professor Ms during the Spring '08 term at National University of Singapore.

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