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  • Writer's picturePatrick Power

Friday's proofreading quiz

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

This is the first in a regular series. Every Friday, a mini-proofreading quiz will be posted here. The task is to spot the errors in newspaper articles and other materials that I have come across during the week.

Can you spot the errors in these three genuine extracts?


The government’s efforts to decarbonise the transport sector has also stalled, according to the report. Ministers expected 300,000 public electric vehicle charge points to be in place by 2030 but only 37,000 have been installed, the report said.

The Guardian, 27 March 2023

2. 28 March 2023


Daily Mail, 29 March 2023

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