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Dating: Not as Easy as ABC (News)


Beware groups of words that, while possibly correct, could mislead the reader.

This happened to me yesterday in the gym. As I watched the news scroll on “Good Morning America,” I read, “stay up to date with ABC News.”

My first thoughts: When did ABC get into the dating business? and How long do I have to be up to date?

Then I caught myself and realized that ABC News was inviting me to stay up-to-date.

To avoid all confusion, it would have been better had the writer(s) simply used “stay updated with ABC News.”

Thank goodness I’m married.

Until next time! Use the right words!
leebarnathan.com

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March 18, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

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