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From: "Linda Hardy" <>
Subject: Re: Need Birth/Death reference 1940's - JACKSON
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 22:48:24 +1000
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From: "Roy Stockdill" <>
> > ("Linda Hardy") wrote in
> > news:018901c58f5c$22ea22a0$:
> > > Thank you very much Helen for these entries, mother's death and
> > > daughter's birth should of been in the same quarter and same place as
> > > the mother died during childbirth.>
> At risk of being accused of being a pedant (yet again) but being a
> lover and professional user of the English language who wants to
> scream out loud when I see some of the sloppy things that are
> creeping into it, am I the only one who deplores the increasingly
> widespread use of the word "of" in totally the wrong context???
> The phrase "should of been" makes me cringe! The correct usage is
> "should HAVE been".
> Roy Stockdill
I'm not sure what to say, only that - what does it matter how the English language is written so long as the message gets across.
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