Monday, November 24, 2008

Grammar Crisis

I have no problem with government bailouts of troubled financial institutions, but could someone at least pay attention to proofreading the statements announcing them?

We will continue to use all of our resources to preserve the strength of our banking institutions, and promote the process of repair and recovery and to manage risks.

With some solvent copy editing, of course, that would read:

We will continue to use all of our resources to preserve the strength of our banking institutions, to promote the process of repair and recovery and to manage risks.

Just because the rules governing the financial markets are being rewritten on the fly doesn't mean the rules governing proper English should be, too. Seriously, guys. Grammar matters. 

Posted by Judah in:  Markets & Finance   

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