As writers and editors on Mandatory, I’m sure we’ve made our share of mistakes (some more embarrassing than others). When we don’t catch our grammar mistakes, you lovely folks are always quick to call us out in the comments by berating us — and we appreciate that. But as many mistakes as we’ve made, it’s hard to top what the Pratt Tribune did recently.
Grammar And Reading Over Your Work Is So Important
Check out the tweet below:
Writer: “Is it ‘firsthand’ or ‘first hand’?”
Editor: “Either one is fine.” pic.twitter.com/36xHxrG9q1
— AJ (@NCSox) October 29, 2017
It’s clear the writer wanted to talk about students getting first-hand job experience, not burying their hands into each other’s pants and having a grand old time.
Twitter reminded us that there are plenty more mistakes where that came from:
— Emily (@ThePlanetEmily) October 30, 2017
— Ian Parry-Okeden (@IanParryO) October 30, 2017
— AOrp (@AOrp27) October 29, 2017
Lucky teen. I think. pic.twitter.com/ct95iwPE7Q
— Rhys (@williamsr_34) October 30, 2017