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Student Error Log 2

Name: Rangsimon Pholcharoenchit


Prostitution: A Report on Gender Inequality in Thailand
Sentences with
Errors

Description of
Error/
Correction
Symbol

Explanation and
Remarks

Correction

This is a blow to
Thai governments
ego

Article Error

The object of the


This is a blow to
sentence is
the Thai
singular and
governments ego.
specific; a definite
article is required.

History of
Singular-Plural
Objectifications: Noun Confusion
The bars are
temples but the
pearls ain't free

Objectification is
referred to the
concept of
objectification
always singular
not instances of
objectifying
which may be
plural.

History of
Objectification:
The bars are
temples but the
pearls aint free

Sex industry in
Thailand is not a
recent
development

Article Error

The subject of the


sentence is
singular and
specific; a definite
article is required.

The sex industry


in Thailand is not a
recent
development

Western influence* Article Error


in the recent years
Noun-Verb
have contributed
Agreement
to the form it has
taken today

The noun is plural,


so it must not be
preceded by an
article

Western influence
in recent years
has contributed to
the form it has
taken today

The subject of the


sentence is
western
Influence, which
is singular. Have
is a plural verb.
*Why does not
western
influence be
preceded by an
article?

This sentence is
supposed to be in
a passive voice.
However, has
known is in an
active voice.

Thailand has been


infamously known
for prostitution

The states has


Article Error
fashioned itself as
Noun-Verb
a Rest and
Recreation facility Agreement
for foreign soldiers

The subject of the


sentence is
supposed to be
singular. This
would be in
agreement with
the preceding
article and the
singular noun

The state has


fashioned itself as
a Rest and
Recreation facility
for foreign soldiers

Sentences with
Errors

Explanation and
Remarks

Correction

Of that figure, 300 Wrong Word


million US dollars
are being sent into
rural areas

Of means away
from. Of means
about/regarding
something.

Of that figure,
300 million US
dollars are being
sent into rural
areas

Studies of urban,
middle class
population finds
that 30.2 percent
of married men
has previous
sexual experience

Noun-Verb
Agreement

Men is plural.
Has is singular.

Singular-Plural
Noun Confusion

The experience
is of the men,
which is plural.

Studies of urban,
middle class
population finds
that 30.2 percent
of married men
have previous
sexual
experiences

Thailand has
infamously known
for prostitution

Wrong Verb
Formation

Description of
Error/
Correction
Symbol

Thus, prostitutions Singular-Plural


in Thai society
Noun Confusion
functions not only
as a necessary evil

Prostitution
refers to the
concept of sex
tradealways
singularnot
instances of sex
tradewhich may
be plural.

Thus, prostitution
in Thai society
functions not only
as a necessary evil

Thailands wealth
disparity has
pushes women
from rural areas
into sex industry.

Wrong Verb
Formation

Verb following
has must be in
the past
participate form.

Thailands wealth
disparity has
pushed women
from rural areas
into sex industry.

In one estimate,
female sex worker
can earn a
relatively
monument earning
of 300 US dollars
per month, in
contrast to 8 US
dollar per month of
an average worker

Article Error

Non-specific noun
must be preceded
by indefinite
article.

In one estimate, a
female sex
worker can earn a
relatively
monumental
earning of 300 US
dollars per month,
in contrast to 8 US
dollars per month
of an average
worker

Word Form Error


Singular-Plural
Noun Confusion

Monument is a
noun, not
adjective.
Plural noun must
be conjugated
with an s.

The diference is a Collocation Error


striking 20-40 folds

20-40 fold is an
adjective, not an
abstract noun

The diference is a
striking 20-40 fold
increase

Thai government
seems to be
preoccupied with
upholding the Thai
conservative
values

Article Error

The object of the


sentence is
singular and
specific; a definite
article is required.

The Thai
government seems
to be preoccupied
with upholding the
Thai conservative
values

absolving male
client of their
guilts

Singular-Plural
Noun Confusion

Certain noun is
always singular.

absolving male
clients of their
guilt

Thailands Penal
Code, Title IX,
Section 286, only
prohibits any
person from
subsist[ing] on
the earning of a
prostitute, even if
it is some part of
her incomes

Singular-Plural
Noun Confusion

Pronoun confusion Male client is


singular, but
their is plural.

Thailands Penal
Her is singular,
incomes is plural Code, Title IX,
Section 286, only
prohibits any
person from
subsist[ing] on
the earning of a
prostitute, even if
it is some part of
her income