Today is National Proofreading Day! To celebrate the significance of proofreading, our editors submitted some amusing errors they’ve encountered while editing. Also, we have some links to proofreading and grammar quizzes so you can test your editing skills.
Some Proofreading Mistakes We’ve Found
Not every woman has an easy time breastfeeding his or her child.
This makes aluminium fencing a god option.
Below are some pros a double glazed widow can provide for a household.
There should be something fun or enjoyable for all to encourage the gathering. Here are a few options you may want to consider: Blow up houses
Many department stores currently sell wall art and plagues that pronounce profound statements and promote sagely advice.
If you look around your neighborhood, you might notice that many of the fences are now being dealt with synthetic materials like vinyl and find my glasses.
It is fine to invite grandparents and aunts and uncles to visit, but hold off on introducing the extended family.
Combo boards help to ‘kill one bird with two stones’ where you don’t want to get separate boards for different functions.
In addition to that, crates help to protect the gods they carry from physical damage through rough contact during transit.
If the party is going to be attended by man people, there is an increased chance that someone could suffer an injury or that the marquee equipment could become damaged.
Since the dawn of time, teens have experimented with cigarettes.
Therefore, instead of things like steak, you might want to opt for softer foods such as mashed potatoes, soap, and pudding.
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Dermatologists will use dermatoscopy to observe any suspicious liaisons using computer enhanced assessment.
Installing a water hater blanket is easy for a novice
To prevent ice from forming and slip and fall accidents from happening, sprinkle some ice on the ground.
Some Proofreading Quizzes You Can Take
The New York Times has a couple of quizzes that use real examples of errors that were found in its articles. Quite a few of the mistakes are hard to spot. The quizzes also give explanations of the mistakes.
Below is a quiz from The Independent. This quiz is short but has a few hard questions and a few moderate-level questions.
Buzzfeed’s quiz is longer with some more basic proofreading questions.
What are some funny proofreading errors you’ve found? Please share them with us in the comments section below!