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Monday, September 05, 2011

Argh! I am so sick of reading things by supposed "computer expert" "professional writers" who cannot make the proper distinction between 'then' and 'than.' Anyone familiar with the if-then construct and comparisons, such as greater-than or less-than, should be able to make the leap that 'then' denotes a sequence and 'than' denotes a comparison.

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At Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 12:28:00 AM EDT, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

Once I tried to make a blogger aware of his/her mistake regarding this,when I saw the mistake being repeated over and over again, and I got a brush off with " do not school teach me" .
Ever since, I have seen some 'great writers' make the same mistake , but I keep mum on it.

I agree, its frustrating!Specially when I see ppl whose mother tongue is English, making this mistake!

At Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 1:44:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Exactly. Nothing like ignorance and stubbornness combined. Pretty bad when those whose native language isn't English see it, but the "writer" turns a blind eye.

At Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 5:04:00 PM EDT, Blogger JR's Thumbprints $visitorIP said...

I've probably made this mistake a few times, but I've always welcomed suggestions; kind of like having a booger hanging from one's nose, certainly wouldn't want to keep it there.

At Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:16:00 AM EST, Blogger ivan $visitorIP said...

Reduced financially, I am suddenly with the "between you and I" crowd.

They take offence when corrected.
Say it doesn't sound grammatical!

At Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 1:56:00 PM EST, Blogger Brian Miller $visitorIP said...

hey where did your other blog go?

happy new year mona!!!

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