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Apr 14, 2021 07:01 |  #7081

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Apr 14, 2021 07:01 |  #7082

Re-tailer, geddit?

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Apr 14, 2021 16:17 |  #7083

Yes, yes, no need to label it. We all know what it is...

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Apr 14, 2021 16:52 |  #7084

garryknight wrote in post #19223042 (external link)
Yes, yes, no need to label it. We all know what it is...
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What you say is not correct. I do not know what the "label 3" is telling us about this tree.....


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Apr 14, 2021 23:04 |  #7085

garryknight wrote in post #19223042 (external link)
Yes, yes, no need to label it. We all know what it is...

Absolutely. It's a t'ree.


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Apr 15, 2021 01:58 |  #7086

"... and now, number three, the Larch."

YouTube that.


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Apr 26, 2021 23:31 |  #7087

1. Questionable flag placement


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May 03, 2021 22:47 |  #7088

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May 06, 2021 12:16 |  #7089

Vacuitea

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May 06, 2021 12:16 |  #7090

Caused By
This one is a personal bugbear. "Due to" means "Caused by", and does not mean "Because of", but too many official notices and announcements are making the same mistake. This sign is saying, "Please do not feed the wildlife in this area caused by damage to the grass." So, the biology lessons at school were wrong?

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May 06, 2021 12:40 as a reply to  @ garryknight's post |  #7091

Like the coffee sign. So true, way before.


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May 06, 2021 13:13 |  #7092

garryknight wrote in post #19232375 (external link)
This one is a personal bugbear. "Due to" means "Caused by", and does not mean "Because of", but too many official notices and announcements are making the same mistake. This sign is saying, "Please do not feed the wildlife in this area caused by damage to the grass."

You rang? I have a zoo full of similar bugbears.

Saying that "due to" means "caused by" is a handy heuristic. I hadn't heard that one before. Put more formally, the underlying problem is that "due" is an adjective. It needs to modify a substantive (a noun or something that works like one). "Due to icy conditions, the road is closed" means that the road is due to icy conditions. What's really due to icy conditions is the closure, but "due to" can only look around in vain for something in that sentence to stick itself to.

(I can almost hear the mods muttering "Good Lord, she's going off on English again." But I was so tempted!)


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May 06, 2021 14:12 |  #7093

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You rang? I have a zoo full of similar bugbears.

Saying that "due to" means "caused by" is a handy heuristic. I hadn't heard that one before. Put more formally, the underlying problem is that "due" is an adjective. It needs to modify a substantive (a noun or something that works like one). "Due to icy conditions, the road is closed" means that the road is due to icy conditions. What's really due to icy conditions is the closure, but "due to" can only look around in vain for something in that sentence to stick itself to.

(I can almost hear the mods muttering "Good Lord, she's going off on English again." But I was so tempted!)

I struggled with things like this in English classes!!


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May 06, 2021 14:13 |  #7094

OhLook wrote in post #19232406 (external link)
"Due to icy conditions, the road is closed"

It's much, much worse here in the UK. Whenever it has rained there is an announcement read out on British railway stations (or maybe only on English ones, I'm not sure), dozens of times a day. "Due to rain, please take care whilst on the platforms". :-(

Oh, and I've seen what you put at the bottom of your posts and I heartily approve. :-)


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May 06, 2021 16:59 |  #7095

OhLook wrote in post #19232406 (external link)
You rang? I have a zoo full of similar bugbears.

Saying that "due to" means "caused by" is a handy heuristic. I hadn't heard that one before. Put more formally, the underlying problem is that "due" is an adjective. It needs to modify a substantive (a noun or something that works like one). "Due to icy conditions, the road is closed" means that the road is due to icy conditions. What's really due to icy conditions is the closure, but "due to" can only look around in vain for something in that sentence to stick itself to.

(I can almost hear the mods muttering "Good Lord, she's going off on English again." But I was so tempted!)

Ms. OhLook, I think you for your comments on proper English. Would you please give an example of "due to" used properly? Thank you in advance!

garryknight wrote in post #19232418 (external link)
It's much, much worse here in the UK. Whenever it has rained there is an announcement read out on British railway stations (or maybe only on English ones, I'm not sure), dozens of times a day. "Due to rain, please take care whilst on the platforms". :-(

Oh, and I've seen what you put at the bottom of your posts and I heartily approve. :-)

Thanks for the posts. On one hand, I understand your position, yet I also consider that English is an evolving language and words change meanings. Chaucer was written in Middle English, and most of us can't read, say, The Canterbury Tales, in the original written around 1400. But most of us can read Shakespeare's plays written just 200 years later. Cantar de mio Cid was written around 1200 and is fairly close to modern Castilian.




  
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