Time needs better editors

>> Friday, May 23, 2008

As I wrote last year, understanding of proper grammar has declined in all sorts of places, such as the communications department of a Fortune 500 company.

Time magazine has also been affected.

That's right--affected, the word that's a verb. Something that the proofreaders and/or editors at Time completely missed in this article:

“Part of what you are describing is how it is from generation to generation,” Barack Obama said. “That is what people don’t understand when these layoffs happen. The entire community is effected.”

(Sigh.)

Effect is a noun!

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