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Agreement Glitches Mar Two Photo Captions in One Issue!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

First off, congratulations to the Highland Park neighborhood of Birmingham for being named one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2011 by the American Planning Association.  I used to live in that area and still love to walk there and visit the theaters and restaurants.

Unfortunately, the caption under one of the photographs with the article in The Birmingham News is not as great as the neighborhood.  Take a look:

Easy access to public open spaces are among the benefits of living in Highland Park, named today as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2011.

Whoops #1:  The subject of this sentence is the word ACCESS, which is singular.  Therefore, the verb should be IS not ARE.  (Easy access is one benefit among many.) It should read this way:

Easy access to public open spaces is among the benefits of living in Highland Park, named today as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2011.

More good news for Birmingham followed a few pages later with an article about the newly redesigned Red Mountain Cabaret Theater space. However, the grammar in this caption is not any better than in the Highland Park caption.  Take a look at this sentence:

The newly redesigned Red Mountain Cabaret theater space now includes new theater seats that increases the venue's capacity to 260.

 

Whoops #2: The SEATS (plural) are what INCREASES (singular) the seating capacity of the theater.  INCREASES should be changed to INCREASE (plural) to go with SEATS.  The sentence should read this way:

The newly redesigned Red Mountain Cabaret theater space now includes new theater seats that increase the venue's capacity to 260.