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    Talking Find the error

    THIS DROVE ME CRAZY!! Even more than I already AM! Smile!!

    Find the error, its impossible

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    Did you know that 80% of UCDS students could not find the error above?

    Got the above in an E mail.

    Any answers here on the WBF ?

    BTW, I did finally get it.

    JD
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    You mean, aside from the missing apostrophe?

    What are you doing about it?




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    multiple errors.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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    Apostrophe

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    I'm going with apostrophical absence as well.

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    it's (it is) vs. its (possessive).

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    There is no error,thus impossible to find?.


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    Looks like it should be 2 sentences and it is.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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    and no period or other mark denoting the end of a sentence or beginning of a list and no comma's between the numbers

    UCDS is the University of Child Development, or the University of Calgary Debating Team (kid you not), and not mis-spelled UCSD, University of California at San Diego, as I had assumed
    Last edited by B_B; 05-21-2010 at 06:58 PM.
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    Percent should be spelled out.

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    Am I allowed another go? Yes? Thank you!

    I think the clue is in the red ink........


    Cheers!


    Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.L.Lenihan View Post
    I think the clue is in the red ink........
    Well, there's not much RIGHT with what's written in that red ink!!!
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    Party pooper



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    Peter
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    J.Lennon

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    I think the 5 should be capitalized as well

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    No, wait, I've got it.

    It's displayed in Comic Sans, and that's bad AND wrong.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Dillon View Post
    THIS DROVE ME CRAZY!! Even more than I already AM! Smile!!

    Find the error, its impossible

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

    Did you know that 80% of UCDS students could not find the error above?

    Got the above in an E mail.



    Any answers here on the WBF ?

    BTW, I did finally get it.

    JD
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    Now I want you to go outside, and take a walk in the fresh air. See all the birds and rocks and sticks and things?
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    Its missing the 0 before the one also. In our binary world you cant leave out the 0
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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    No zero

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Dillon View Post

    Find the error, its impossible
    Aside from the missing apostrophe and period, this is an example of a common writing error known as a comma splice. There are two independent clauses joined only by a comma. As TimH noted, it could be written as two sentences. One could also replace the comma with a colon or semi-colon, or insert a conjunction (for instance, "but") after the comma.

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    Well! when it comes to finding "mistakes" the WBF must be the winner.

    I only came up with the missing apostrophe .

    Anyone here need an editing job ?
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    It needs 3 more numbers to complete the sequence. Wachtmann's Theory of Balanced Chains requires each sequence to end in a prime number, lest the resultant imbalance affect future probabilities of balance. Also leads to bad karma, I hear.

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    Default Re: Find the error

    "Even more than I already am!" is an incomplete sentence.

    "Find the error, its impossible" should be Find the error. It's impossible.

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