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Re: A perfectly acceptable construction  •  April 3, 2010, 9:57am  •  1 vote

Hi Josh, I'm with you! Although according to other commentators, those constructions are not grammatically incorrect, I have a problem with them, too. I think of the noun "construction" as the co

Re: “went missing/gone missing”?  •  April 3, 2010, 9:41am  •  16 votes

My pet peeve about "went missing" is that it seems to imply the person missing had some preference about the circumstances, as though he/she chose to "go missing," just like if "I went fishing" or "Sa

Re: “and yet”  •  April 3, 2010, 9:30am  •  15 votes

"and yet" is redundant, grammatically. Each word is a coordinating conjunction, meant to coordinate. Therefore, both are battling to do the one job in the sentence. Only one should be used. The us