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Old 11th January 2013, 16:57   #1711
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Use of adjectives as nouns in the wrong way disturbs me great.
And using adjectives as adverbs doesn't?

I think it needs to say "greatly" up there.
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Old 11th January 2013, 17:54   #1712
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And using adjectives as adverbs doesn't?

I think it needs to say "greatly" up there.
Absolutely.

I thought of writing 'greatly' and was going to write 'greatly', but somehow I put the fullstop after great and clicked 'send'. By the time I saw the mistake the edit interval had passed. From that time, I was waiting for someone to catch it :-)
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I think it needs to say "greatly" up there.
Though what you say is correct, I somehow feel this form of speech was used in earlier English. Am not able to come up with examples just as yet, but will dig out something. Maybe some poets used it...let me come back on this, anyway
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How many of us here know that "Today morning" is incorrect English?
Atleast there's 'day' and 'morning' together. Isn't it infuriating when some folks say "today night" and "yesterday night"?
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How many of us here know that "Today morning" is incorrect English? I didn't, until someone pointed it out and i looked it up just to make sure!
You can say, "This morning", or "Today in the morning". But "Today morning" is just wrong.
I learnt it early on in my career when a kind colleague in the UK kept smiling any occasion I said that. The best part was she corrected me only after I asked her a few times.
Now I keep smiling at people but no one wants to get corrected!
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It's "Today, in the morning".
Also the same for evening and it is tonight for the night time of today.
Just ...This morning...


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Speaking of news headlines, this one in cricinfo had me flummoxed for quite a while.

England crash to shock Delhi defeat

till I realised that the last 3 words are meant to be one word with hyphens in between.
That would be really typical of the BBC News Site. I'm sure they've taken a management decision to outlaw hyphens.

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Atleast there's 'day' and 'morning' together. Isn't it infuriating when some folks say "today night" and "yesterday night"?
Tonight, last night.

I have a feeling that some of the other forms might be USA usage?
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Old 16th January 2013, 15:17   #1717
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Another Indianism that sets my teeth on edge is the phrase "...see to that" meaning "ensure that"
Par exemple: "Please see to that the changes are implemented by today night".
It should read "Please see to it that..".

Oh, and the rampant omissions of "a, an, the" in spoken and written communication! "I am going on weekend to mechanic to pay bill". A word for "the" doesn't exist in most of our local languages, but the English language is not a literal translation of anything else! When "the" is reluctantly used, it comes out as "thee". But why the hell would you say "an motor" for God's sake? WHY?
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"Please see to that the changes are implemented by today night".
Sorry to nitpick, but shouldn't the quoted part read "...by tonight"?

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Atleast there's 'day' and 'morning' together. Isn't it infuriating when some folks say "today night" and "yesterday night"?
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Sorry to nitpick, but shouldn't the quoted part read "...by tonight"?
Aha, congratulations!
It was in quotes for a reason. Was wondering if it would slip by

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That would be really typical of the BBC News Site. I'm sure they've taken a management decision to outlaw hyphens.
I go to the BBC Sports page for my daily sports updates and some of those silly headlines really get on my nerves.

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I'm not interested in sport, but I check the news as a sort of homeland link. I click on some of the headlines just to find out what on earth they are about. Often, a hyphen would have turned nonsense into sense.
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My Company proudly states that it was "Founded" in so and so..

I guess Found is already past tense of Find. Founded is past tense of Found? why? but if such a big company writes this all over their brochures, probably the word is correct?

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XXXX (NASDAQ: XXXX) is a global provider of
information technology, consulting and business
process outsourcing services headquartered in
Teaneck, N.J. XXXXX was founded in 1994 as an
IT development and maintenance services..... etc etc

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My Company proudly states that it was "Founded" in so and so..

I guess Found is already past tense of Find. Founded is past tense of Found? why? but if such a big company writes this all over their brochures, probably the word is correct?
Not the first to be flummoxed by this.
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1808570
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Not the first to be flummoxed by this.
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1808570
To Establish = Found? Google says so. This one is new to my dictionary.

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"The settlers will found a new city next month" -> "The settlers founded a new city last month."
What kind of differentiating? Both the sentences sound wrong

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I love George Carlin's take on airline language:


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