Sunday, July 28, 2013

Quick Quiz: Can You Identify the Egregious Grammatical Error in the Video Clip?

This is a really easy one, hence the target audience is those who are “grammatically challenged.”

In the 47-second video clip below, taken from the July 5 edition of “Washington Week in Review,” there is an egregious and unforgivable grammatical error uttered by ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, as he responds to host Gwen Ifill’s lament that gun control is not going anywhere despite all the “door-to-door campaigning by the weeping parents from Newtown.” Can you identify the blunder?  I say “unforgivable” because, until this past January, Zeleny was the national political correspondent for the prestigious New York Times!

[For readers from foreign countries: Gabby Giffords--whose name you’ll hear in Zeleny’s response--is the Congresswoman from Arizona who was shot in the head outside a supermarket in January 2011.]

Tune in to this blog tomorrow for the answer.

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