Well, I started this week’s quiz feeling quite confident that I was going to get 100% like I did last week.
How wrong I was.
Question five really stumped me:
I spent a good few minutes staring at the question, thinking surely it was a trick.
I thought options C and D were both incorrect.
I couldn’t find anywhere in our reading (Hicks 2013, pp. 73-92) that mentioned ‘es’ being acceptable pluralisation for words ending in ‘s’.
So, I wrongly assumed that option D had a typo in it, and that option C was the incorrectly punctuated sentence.
I’m still a bit confused about the question’s answer so if anyone could help me out, I would be grateful.
Confused 2014, digital image, Feed Your Soul, viewed 24 September 2016, http://feedyoursoul.com/2014/08/06/the-gift-of-confusion/
Hicks, W 2013, English for journalists: twentieth anniversary edition, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.