Beat the High Flying Graduates - Spot the Error
This sentence outsmarted a whole roomful of graduates most of whom had English as a native language - can you do better?
Look at the sentence below and spot the error. I am not talking about choices (such as: you could put a comma here or leave a word out there). This is a case of wrongly used English.
The consultation has lead to a decision to divide the group into three separate units: marketing, design and technology, and finance.
If you spot the error confidently, well done. You have a sharp eye and a good command of the English language. If you are unsure, you seem to be in good company. The graduates I am speaking about have a fast-track job working for a large consultancy and have to write business reports all the time. This is apparently an easy mistake to make and a hard one to spot.
I will tweet the answer (twitter account Janepenson) on Wednesday 21 April at 10.05 am.
Post your solution here or tweet me direct. If you get it right I will tell the world. If not, I'll tell just you.