09 September 2007

wrong grammar

while i was helping robin with his math assignment i encountered the following in a book:
It costed P 7.00 to develop each picture.
what the ... ?!?!?


wrong grammar! "costed"?!?!

duh. i can probably let this pass if it was on the internet where words change in less than a second but this thing is in a published book. its printed on paper.

lousy editing.

okay. the sentence should read:
It cost P 7.00 to develop each picture.
that is the grammatically correct way. and i told robin that fact. the book is wrong.

the book i am referring to is:

discovering math for global learners (4)
published & distributed by rex book store
page 136

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice catch! ;)