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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Criminal Sentence 1: Wrong Word

An error a day keeps a copy editor in business.

The first criminal sentence I'll present to you comes from an article about restaurants:

"From a dining perspective, the city has made strides to offer choices for more sophisticated pallets."

I think the writer meant "palates." I often see mistakes with these similarly spelled words: palate, palette and pallet. It's very easy to mess this up, so you just have to be aware that many words sound or look alike. Remember to proofread yourself before you consider something final. See my post on proofreading tips.

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