Let me tell you something — there is a PRICE to PAY for a blog like this one!! My friends keep trying to catch me making a mistake!
The other day, my friend Beth asked if I could send her directions to my house. I’m not going to include all of them for obvious reasons, but here are a few excerpts:
Take the exit for Route [number]. At the bottom of the onramp, bear right onto [street].
Take the third right off the rotary for Broadway.
The errors they pointed out to me:
1) It’s not an onramp. It’s an offramp, since they will be leaving the highway at that point.
They are correct.
2) They should take the third right onto Broadway, not for Broadway.
I think that this is a bit ambiguous. If the word had been exit, rather than right, then for would have been the correct term. I think this one could go either way.
3) Broadway what? Broadway Street?
Broadway is Broadway. That’s it. I am correct.
I will now be proofreading every single email I send to my friends, no matter how short or insignificant!