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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!


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

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