First, the answer to Grammar Quiz #2: “The scandal decimated the president’s family.” Garrison got it almost right. He found the problem word, decimate. It means to reduce by a tenth. It stems from Roman times when every tenth man was killed to punish rebellious military units. Not that many people in the president’s family.
Dr. John’s Grammar Quiz #3 OK, all you careful writers, see if you can spot the glaring error here:
: “There was close coverage, each of the cameras showing whomever was speaking.”
It is two complete sentences. There was close coverage. Each of the cameras showing whomever was speaking.