Wordmeisters On The Prowl
Why am I not surprised that local libertarian, Godfrey Tudor- Matthews, responded to Dave Russo's earlier commentary in the Eureka Reporter on our misuse of written words? Probably because he sent a correction to me some years ago regarding a letter to the editor I had published. I believe I'd written "like I did last year", instead of "as I did last year".
I'll admit it drives me nuts when I see someone using their instead of there, or it's instead of its. But I make the same mistakes myself sometimes regardless of how many times I proofread.
Some of the things Godfrey points out I don't think I'll ever get right, just like what he caught me on in that letter to the editor .Hmm...should that be written just AS he caught me on?.
The phrase Godfrey uses for one example: “none of the people involved in the accident were injured”. That's supposed to be WAS injured, according to Godfrey. Doesn't sound right to me that way.
I'll never get stuff like that down. I guess I can only try to do my best.