A lead Dominion-Post article yesterday, began, “New figures show Wellington’s soaring house prices may be stabilising but it is too early to say the market has peaked…”
Where’s the bloody sub-editor? Analyse that sentence. It begins by saying the market is soaring. It then says new figures suggest otherwise, in which case it’s not soaring.
What should have been written is “New figures show that following a period of soaring house prices, a stabilising is now occurring”.
The peaking reference is superfluous.
You can see why I no longer subscribe to the rag but read copies sprayed about our buildings, mainly for the crosswords.