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5.30.2010

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Were drugs or alcohol involved?

Anonymous said...

I bet the pilot got distracted turning up some good banjo music on the intercom or somethin'.

Anonymous said...

DPS was trying to locate next of kin for 2 pilots who died at the scene, they worked for Delta.

Anonymous said...

I can't get passed the inappropriate use of "whom" in this sentence:

"Whom, if anyone, can Jim Popp and his neighbors turn to for help?"

Are you joking? No wonder the Star Telegram is losing readers! Where is the editor/publisher??? Any moron with a back ground in journalism knows this sentence should read one of two ways: Who can they turn to" or "To whom can they turn". Geeze! Professional journalism at it's finest.

Anonymous said...

Was Tom Bishop involved in any relevant way?

Anonymous said...

8:57, "it's" or "its"?
how ironic.

Propagandist said...

12:21 - Good job.

Anonymous said...

8:57, I believe you need some correction.

"Whom, if anyone, can Jim Popp and his neighbors turn to for help?"

Whom is correct in this sentence. It is the object of the preposition "to."

Jim Popp and his neighbors can turn to whom, if anyone, for help.

Whom is an objective pronoun, and cannot be used as a subject or a predicate noun. The sentence written as a question splits that prepositional phrase, but when you write the sentence as a statement, the correct order is more easily seen.

Good try though! Who/Whom is very confusing most times.

Anonymous said...

"It's" is actually correct here. Possessive of finest. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Nope, not possessive. "It's" is a contraction for "it is". Maybe next time though!

Anonymous said...

8:30, ahem... no, actually the possessive form of the word "it" is "its," without the apostrophe. The apostrophe with "it" always indicates the contraction.

Check out your pronoun chart! One can be found in your grammar book.
This link will also take you to one:

http://www.wonderfulwritingskillsunhandbook.com/PronounChart

Anonymous said...

8:57, you have a few more errors in your post.

I can't get passed the inappropriate use of "whom" in this sentence:

passed should be past

(get is the verb in this sentence and it cannot be a helping verb, therefore past becomes a predicate adjective.

back ground is one word: background

I applaud your studying the field of journalism, but I think you need a few more years of study. Stay after it!

Anonymous said...

Good grief you guys are sucking the life force out of me.

Anonymous said...

haha...It's called "constructive criticism." You sound smart enough to learn from it instead of getting all wadded about it. Just realize there's a great deal to learn about our written language... and keep learning.
I believe you'll do well with your journalism career, because you did express concern over misuse of the written word. That's goodness!