We're back with another batch of sentences with flubs that were caught before they made it into The Forum. See if you can find them.
1. The 4.3-acre parcel is at the corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street North.
2. FEMA [first reference] will cover 75 percent of flood damages.
3. The popular 401k retirement plan is becoming less attractive for many American workers.
4. "We get emails quite often with suggestions."
5. Five people work at the business full-time.
1. The 4.3-acre parcel is at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 15th Street North.
2. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of flood damage.
AP Stylebook states: Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA is acceptable on second reference.
AP Stylebook states: damage, damages Damage is destruction: Authorities said damage from the storm would total more than $1 billion.
Damages are awarded by a court as compensation for injury, loss, etc.: The woman received $25,000 in damages.
3. The popular 401(k) retirement plan is becoming less attractive for many American workers.
4. "We get e-mails quite often with suggestions."
AP Stylebook states: e-mail Acceptable in all references for electronic mail. Many e-mail or Internet addresses use symbols such as the at symbol (@), or the tilde (~) that cannot be transmitted correctly by some computers. When needed, spell them out and provide an explanatory editor's note.
(Also e-book, e-commerce, e-business.)
5. Five people work at the business full time.
AP Stylebook states: full time, full-time Hyphenate when used as a compound modifier: He works full time. She has a full-time job.