First of all, the answer to Grammar Quiz #!: “The woman, now living in the New York suburbs, is a former native of Kosovo.”
The problem is with “former native.” Once you’re a native, you’re a native. You can’t change where you were born. This week’s “Word Surgeon” award goes to Garrison Haines-Temons the first one to nail it.
Dr. John’s Grammar Quiz #2 . Careful writers, test your grammar chops. Can you spot the glaring error in this sentence? “The scandal decimated the president’s family.” Answer next week when I get back from a Pirate writing workshop in Santa Barbara. Stay tuned.