Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for March 12: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.

added added to











Once again, here’s an error in a major newspaper. I suspect that text, such as headlines and captions, that isn’t written by the reporter may be particularly prone to becoming fodder for Mistake Monday. Do YOU have a theory explaining these errors?

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading. I still struggle with proofreading my own work.

1 reply
  1. Susan Weiner, CFA
    Susan Weiner, CFA says:

    This was a tough one, but the time-tested method of reading the text out loud probably would have helped you spot the answer.

    In the last sentence, the text should say “added to” instead of simply “added.”

    One of my Twitter followers caught this one.

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