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    Ah yes, the double negative!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    Don't think I've heard this one... Example?
    When you are using a plural, you need to use 'fewer' ie 'There are fewer chocolates in the box since I wasn't at work today..' But it's very common to hear 'there are less chocolates...' I think that's the rule, anyway?

    It's a pet peeve of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Now I love Tony Abbott, and am proud of it, but the other day when talking about MH17, he repeatedly said: "A horrific incident, a horrific incident".
    Is it not AN horrific incident?
    What do people think? (Of his grammar, not his politics!!).


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    Actually "a horrific..." is correct. It's not about whether there's an 'h' there or not; it's about phonetics. I.e. Does the 'h' sound like a vowel or a consonant?

    Example:
    "I've been waiting for you for over *an* hour." (Vowel sound)

    "I need to buy *a* horse." (Consonant sound)

    So now you can like his grammar...if you want to ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    Don't think I've heard this one... Example?



    I was waiting for DH to accidentally offer up an example - he does it all the time and it's a huge peeve of mine - but I found this instead:

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    Fewer refers to a number of items, less refers to volume. Eg less liquid, fewer chocolate bars.


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    Another way is to think whether you would say 'too much' or 'too many'. Too many peanuts, fewer peanuts. Too much water, less water.


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    Keep driving past a local tattoo shop that opened recently and getting very annoyed when I see their signage..

    'Tattoo's and gifts'

    Wouldn't you check before having signs made?!? Makes me not trust them for doing a tat with wording either..imagine if they made a mistake!


 

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