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There is a spelling mistake in each of the following sentences and I must correct it .Can you tell me if I`m right or wrong?
1 I saw the advertismentin in a newspaper yesterday.
I saw the advertisment in a yesterday`s newspaper. This is my correction.
2 A doctor`s first responsability is to her patients.
A doctor`s first responsability is to his patients. Is it correct?
3 To her great dissapointment, we all had to leave early.
To her great dissapointment, we all had to leave earlier. Is it correct?
4 I went to my father to ask him for his oppinion on the matter.
I went to my father to ask him his oppinion on the matter. Is it correct?
Anonymous1 I saw the advertismentin in a newspaper yesterday.- Advertisement, and not *advertisment. Besides, there is no need to put a space after the apostrophe (the same applies to subsequent examples).
Anonymous2 A doctor`s first responsability is to her patients.- the obvious spelling mistake is 'a' instead of 'i' in the word 'responsibility' (and not *responsability). More contextual background is required to determine the gender of the possessive determiner (his/her), but if the statement is made about all doctors, it is recommended to rephrase so that to avoid gender bias:
Doctors' first responsibility is to help their patients.
The sentence with 'her' in your example implies that the doctor is a woman, while your correction may be taken to mean that the doctor is either a man or any doctor regardless of gender (here gender bias is evident).
Anonymous3 To her great dissapointment, we all had to leave early.- the mistake is orthographical, again. The word is disappointment, and not *dissapointment. 'Early' is correctly used in the first sentence.
Anonymous4 I went to my father to ask him for his oppinion on the matter.- Poor orthography. Opinion, and not *oppinion.
Respectfully, Gleb Chebrikoff
Anonymous:Thank you so much!
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