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Human Communication

Corrections & clarifications

An article yesterday on page A1 of the first edition entitled 'Massive protest greets Leung' mistakenly said protest organisers had claimed that 530,000 people joined Sunday's demonstration. In fact, organisers said 400,000 took to the streets.

Tuesday, 3 July, 2012, 12:00am

So what?

'Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.'

Thomas Edison (1847-1931), inventor

'What' is one of the most frequently used words in the English language.

Guess what?

When would you say ...

1 What brings you here?

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Correction

In our story entitled 'Children of Gen Y revolution' and its accompanying piece (Page 14, Classified Post, June 9, 2012), the name of the quoted report should have been Mercer's What's Working?Survey. We apologise for this inadvertent error.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

No 'i' in get-together

In some parts of the world, bars display signs asking their thirsty patrons to leave all weapons at the door. Hong Kong bars should adopt the practice with iPads.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Correction

In the Switzerland Country Report published on June 10, 2011, in the article headlined 'Posalux is technological leader in automatic machine tools', there was an error in the caption. The people photographed were: Rene Stoessel (left), CEO, and Christian Stalder

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The headline 'City University motto inspires a celestial first' on page C2 yesterday should have read 'Chinese University motto inspires a celestial first.' We apologise for the error.

21 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The headline 'Peter Lee's grandsons prompt Legco gossip' on an item in the Political Animal column on page A2 yesterday should have read: 'Peter Lee's sons prompt Legco gossip'.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

A story in Saturday's business section that referred to Tokyo offloading up to 1.86 trillion yen contained a wrong currency conversion. The correct figure should have been HK$168.69 billion. The error was made during the editing process.

20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Yesterday's report, 'Pay levels to count in 'caring firm' awards', on page C4 in later editions contained the sentence, 'More than 200 people protested outside the ceremony'. There was no such protest on Thursday. We apologise for the error, which was introduced in the editing process.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Yesterday's report 'ICC's panoramic views will be best in city', on page A3, should have said that the International Commercial Centre's observation deck is at a height of 393 metres, as the graphic accompanying the report stated. The error was introduced in the editing process.

23 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In Friday's report 'Top court to hear petitions on rulings' on page A4, the subhead 'New body to assess disputed judgments' was misleading. There is no new body being set up. The error was introduced in the editing process.

15 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In yesterday's C1 report headlined 'Tourism Board criticised for reacting too slowly', the amount the tourists lost during Monday's acid attack should have been US$5,000. The error was introduced in the editing process.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Yesterday's report on page A1, 'Prison rice purchase sees government 'fried'', said Hong Kong's prison population was more than 100,000. It should have read more than 10,000. The error was introduced in the editing process.

25 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the report 'Change Times Square deed: critics' on C3 yesterday, the Times Square spokesman should have been quoted as saying management was talking with the Development Bureau, not the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. The error was introduced in the editing process.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

listening

Question 1

Listen to what these six people are saying and then pick out the question they were asked. There are more questions than you will need. Write the number of the speaker in the box provided.

A. When did you last speak to your dad?

B. Why did you refuse to contribute to tom's leaving present?

C. What did you do at the weekend?

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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