#124

i newspaper, June 28, 2017

‘Forego’ means ‘to go in front of’, as in ‘the foregoing paragraph’. The word needed here is ‘forgo’, meaning ‘to do without’.

You don’t need to append ‘this year’ to 4 July. No one would suppose it means next year rather than next week.

‘So as not to disturb’ is clumsy. ‘To avoid disturbing’ is better.

This is an odd sentence: ‘This spring, an eaglet appeared in the nest’. Is the i newspaper suggesting it arrived by magic, or that someone placed it there? What is wrong with ‘This spring they hatched a chick’? (I think chick is more appropriate than eaglet for a hatchling.)

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