Quiz #12 was a little sneaky because it sounded “right.” But there’s only one bond firm. Therefor, the firm’s an “It” not a “they.”
Dr. John’s Grammar Quiz #13 Can you spot the glaring grammatical error in this sentence? “The utility plans to freeze its electric rates for five years, and by 2018 will allow its customers to buy power from alternate sources.”
I’m not a writer, but I believe there should be another subject in the second half, or there should be no comma. Am I missing the point?
I read your comment, John, but I have another idea. Why would a company allow its customers to buy power from alternative sources? Wouldn’t the company lose those customers to another company and be out of business eventually? Of course, this isn’t a grammatical idea.