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Joined: November 21, 2012
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Misuse of “lay”

October 1, 2013

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I wonder if said reporter would use the sentence "When in the passport arrivals queue, it is required to wait prior to the white line"?

SpeakEnglandverydelicious December 22, 2016, 2:40pm

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Yep... I agree with the hairy one

SpeakEnglandverydelicious November 22, 2016, 2:33pm

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Lawpilot, you have addressed the usage of "just" rather than the point of the post which was "prior"
I also happen to disagree - just prior in the context of a traffic report would clearly mean within 20 to 100 metres. Just does not always mean only - have you ever used "just missed" or "just leaving now"?

SpeakEnglandverydelicious November 20, 2016, 10:16pm

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Agree with
Good analogies with sugar and information.

SpeakEnglandverydelicious November 17, 2016, 2:47pm

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Oh, and Anglicising foreign place names? As a rule I would say they should stay as they are. I see no reason to change Nederland to The Netherlands or Deutschland to Germany, and if one cannot pronounce some names....learn how to!

SpeakEnglandverydelicious May 8, 2014, 8:00pm

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I'm okay with Syria crisis (like world crisis). However, the France fullback is just so wrong....has to be French fullback. I don't have technical reasons to back it up, just sounds right.

SpeakEnglandverydelicious May 8, 2014, 6:17pm

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p.smith......The AAMT Book of Style is American, so I wouldn't be putting any faith in it!

SpeakEnglandverydelicious November 21, 2012, 6:57pm

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