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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.


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.