Job Descriptions Exercise (613)

Revise each sentence below to avoid awkwardly stacking up the person's job description before the name.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: Initial reports indicated that three of the plane’s tires got stuck in the mud, said Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio.
Correct : Initial reports indicated that three of the plane’s tires got stuck in the mud, said Eric Apolonio, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

2.
Original: "I think we’re one generation away in our solar system, whether it’s on an icy moon or on Mars, and one generation away on a planet around a nearby star," said another panelist and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate John Grunsfeld.
Correct : "I think we’re one generation away in our solar system, whether it’s on an icy moon or on Mars, and one generation away on a planet around a nearby star," said another panelist, John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

3.
Original: Chairman of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates Max de Mesa noted that the Confederate battle flag continued to fly over the state even as it mourned.
Correct : Max de Mesa, chairman of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, noted that the Confederate battle flag continued to fly over the state even as it mourned.

4.
Original: It might seem even more bizarre for famous astrophysicist and director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson to be talking about it.
Correct : It might seem even more bizarre for famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium, to be talking about it.

5.
Original: "Do not associate the cowardly actions of a racist with the Confederate flag," South Carolina Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Leland Summers said in a statement.
Correct : "Do not associate the cowardly actions of a racist with the Confederate flag," Leland Summers, South Carolina commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said in a statement.

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