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Archive for April 13th, 2009

Seen in a news headline: “… When Two Planets allign.” Should be: align

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“(I) am in favor of hearing before extradiction …” Should be: extradition

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opine. v. to think; suppose: usually humorous

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“Possession is nine TENTHS of the law.” Should be: TENETS – From English common law

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“Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them. ” – Robert Graves (1895 – 1985)

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“Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?” – Clarence Darrow (1857 – 1938)

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Grammar goof of the day: In a Sea Ray boat magazine ad: “The seat backs open so you can lay flat on the sunpad.” Should be: lie

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