Grammar Quiz #34 snuck beneath the radar of even our sharpest viewers. Three errors? Yes, all having to do with redundancy. My “pet peeve” is, de facto, my favorite, no need to brand it so. ATM is the abbreviation for “Automatic Teller Machine.” PIN means “Personal Identification Number.” Our example was really saying, “Automatic Teller Machine machine” and Personal Identification Number number.”.
Dr. John’s Grammar Quiz #35 Can you spot the glaring grammatical error in this sentence? “The basketball coach has encouraged his varsity players to hone in on the fundamentals and forget their so-called ‘trick plays.'”