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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #150 on: October 31, 2011, 07:50 AM »
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Dangling participles, too:

'Having eaten our lunch, the coach departed'.
Good for a laugh though.
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #151 on: October 31, 2011, 07:55 AM »
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adb..OH, have you read Lynn Truss? Very entertaining.
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #152 on: October 31, 2011, 08:20 AM »
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No, bbh, but just looked her up, will have to put on my list Smile
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #153 on: October 31, 2011, 08:21 AM »
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"free gift"
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #154 on: October 31, 2011, 10:05 AM »
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Alis, I used to go  nuts at "different to" and also "off of" aaaahhh, all the time but am trying deep breathing ...Wink


'off of' is also one of my pet hates bbh - I'll have to try the deep breathing!
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #155 on: October 31, 2011, 10:13 AM »
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Alis: Why oh why doh I don't like "padding" anyway but extra meaningless words.....
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