Sunday, August 21, 2011

Today's Cover Error: Where Is It?

My eagle-eyed buddy Keith Finch (legal eagle-eyed*, as it were) caught this grammatical error on the front page of a local daily this a.m.

Common mistake, but should never, ever, ever get past a proofreader and a copy editor and all the other internal readers at a newspaper of this size.

No, I'm not going to tell you where the error is. You should know.

* Keith's a lawyer at the Creekmore Law Firm

1 comment:

  1. It's is the contraction for it is. The correct possessive form of the personal pronoun is its. Personal pronouns never use apostrophes when they're possessive.

    Good catch, Dan! You beat me to it.