NY Times Blooper?

Posted by R. Berg on March 02, 2002

In Reply to: NY Times Blooper? posted by ESC on March 02, 2002

: : "Another Round of Layoffs Are Planned at
: : First Boston"

: : "Round" is singular, no?
: : So it should read:
: : "Another Round of Layoffs IS Planned at
: : First Boston."

: : The original is below.

: Wow. The barbarians are at the gate. In my line of work I get the opportunity to read several press releases from government agencies every day. Misspellings and grammatical errors are rampant. I think, well, the reporters will clean 'em up. Now I'm not so sure. In a few years I figure everyone will be semi-literate. (And I hope R. Berg doesn't find any grammatical errors in what I just wrote.)

That's I, all right!