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Monday, April 18, 2011

Poll Results 130

Here was the question:

Which is correct?

Let's hang here awhile.
1 (1%)
Your paycheck barely covers the bills.
5 (6%)
Put on your name tag.
4 (4%)
She went into a tail spin.
3 (3%)
Her hair was in a ponytail.
5 (6%)
None of the answers.
4 (4%)
More than one answer.
60 (73%)

Congrats to 73%. Only "tail spin" is incorrect. It should be "tailspin."

I would also like to say that I'm a doo-fus. Wait a minute. That should be "doofus." In my original explanation, I failed to note that "awhile" is a valid adverb and an alternate spelling of "nametag" is "name tag."
Sorry if there was any confusion.

4 comments:

Marilee Matheson said...

Please explain what's wrong with the incorrect sentences. The other 27% of us need to be educated!

The Sentence Sleuth said...

See the do-over.

Val S. said...

Where's the do-over?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Val, I erased what I had and typed in a new explanation.