Read Part II of "How to Land a Job" -- for free
art II is "How to Write an Impressive Cover Letter."
I'll post Part II if at least 50 people e-mail me with the correct revision of the sentence in the next paragraph. The sentence appeared in the June 23, 2014, issue of Time magazine in a Joel Stein column about greatness (great horses and great people).
Here is the sentence: "Shortly after encountering greatness, of course, we root for the great to fail because they seem so arrogant by being better than us."
So what's wrong with it (hint: word-use problem)? Send your e-mail through "To contact us." You don't need to use a real name, e-mail address or phone number to reply; concoct one, if you'd rather.
NOTE: I HAVEN'T RECEIVED EVEN ONE ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THE ABOVE QUESTION. IF YOU TRY TO ANSWER IT AND ARE INCORRECT, ONLY I WILL KNOW. I PROMISE TO TELL NO ONE ELSE. SO, IF YOU WANT TO READ PART II OF "HOW TO LAND A JOB," PLEASE TRY. THAT'S ALL I ASK. THANKS. JD
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About J.D. Vivian
Education: bachelor of arts in journalism; master of arts in literature; both from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Employment: English instructor, Florida Atlantic University (full-time);
contributing editor, The Palm Beach Post (part-time), May 1998 to May 2013 (took early retirement)
How I learned good English:
In June 1968, my parents took my two sisters and me to live under Francisco Franco, a Fascist dictator, in Rota, Spain. Dad was serving in the U.S. Navy; Rota was a submarine base west of Gibraltar (a British colony in North Africa). We had one TV station — which was controlled by the government and in Spanish only. So we had to ... are you ready for this? READ! Yes, we had to become well-acquainted with printed words. (We had no Internet, or cell phones, or even answering machines back then, either.) We lived in Spain for more than three years. During that time, I read a lot and thus learned a lot about mechanics, grammar and good writing.