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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by PhilW » 12:13 Sun 10 Jul 2016

jdaw1 wrote:There is (or, more accurately, hopefully will be) a list of banks, called the ‘Preliminary List’. Would you say that a bank is on the Preliminary List, or in the Preliminary List?
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by John Owlett » 15:01 Sun 10 Jul 2016

He's got them on the list -- he's got them on the list;
And they'll none of them be missed -- they''ll none of them be missed.

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

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Post by DRT » 23:33 Sun 10 Jul 2016

[url=http://www.learnersdictionary.com/qa/is-it-correct-to-say-on-the-list-or-in-the-list]Here[/url] Learner's Dictionary wrote:Is it correct to say "on the list" or "in the list"?

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Is it correct to say "on the list" or "in the list"? -V. Chan, Hong Kong

Answer

Thank you for this interesting question.

In almost all contexts, it is customary and correct to say on the list (or on my list, on their list, etc.). Here are some representative example sentences:

Examples with on

Your name is the first one on the list.
Her novel is on the list of recommended readings.
China is high on my list of places to go.
She is on the short list for the Nobel Prize.

However, as you have probably noticed, sometimes in the list is used as well. Most often, in the list is used after some form of the word include, as in the examples shown below.

Examples with in

We were included in the guest list.
Included in the list of available cars we find midsize cars, pickup trucks, and minivans.
Both publishers and artists are included in the list.
For inclusion in the list, all information needs to be submitted by August 10th.

This is because include has a strong tendency to be used with the preposition in, as in the expressions, "You are included in our thoughts and prayers," and "It's included in the price." Except after include, I recommend that you use on the list.

I hope this helps to answer your question.
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by John Owlett » 22:24 Thu 14 Jul 2016

The only places where I have ever seen the interrobang used are articles about the interrobang.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:23 Thu 14 Jul 2016

John Owlett wrote:The only places where I have ever seen the interrobang used are articles about the interrobang.
Good observation, also true of me.

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by PhilW » 07:48 Fri 15 Jul 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
John Owlett wrote:The only places where I have ever seen the interrobang used are articles about the interrobang.
Good observation, also true of me.
I can't believe that neither of you have ever used an interrobang?!

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by flash_uk » 08:20 Fri 15 Jul 2016

PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
John Owlett wrote:The only places where I have ever seen the interrobang used are articles about the interrobang.
Good observation, also true of me.
I can't believe that neither of you have ever used an interrobang?!
Ho ho!

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flash_uk wrote:Ho ho!

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Post by flash_uk » 22:59 Fri 15 Jul 2016

Come on, read the response!

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:39 Sat 13 Aug 2016

The BBC, in an article entitled [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37062640]Olympics 2016: Canadian Swimmer Penny Oleksiak makes a splash in Rio[/url], wrote:Oleksiak tied with Manuel to take the gold, setting a new Olympic record of 52.70 seconds and making history as the first athlete born in the 21st Century to win an Olympic gold medal in any sport.
Wikipedia wrote:Penelope "Penny" Oleksiak (born June 13, 2000)
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Post by DRT » 10:15 Thu 15 Sep 2016

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by jdaw1 » 23:48 Thu 15 Sep 2016

The missing ‘s’ is regretted.

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Post by DRT » 18:38 Sat 01 Oct 2016

Grrrr. :oops:
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Post by DRT » 20:13 Mon 17 Oct 2016

I strongly suspect the reference to wealth is meant to be plural...
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by AHB » 21:08 Tue 18 Oct 2016

DRT wrote:I strongly suspect the reference to wealth is meant to be plural...
Or it could be a well educated democrat saying precisely what it reads as saying.

But I suspect that you're right.
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:15 Fri 27 Jan 2017

The embarrassment. The humiliation. The shame.

Just shame. And more shame. And backup shame in case the first and second bottles of shame showed insufficiently well.

There are eight copies of Version Zero of the book (which, mitigatingly, exists so that errors can be found). I did not have the wit to have anybody else check the back cover. And I didn’t even find the error — it was my elder daughter.

With error boxed:
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The embarrassment. The humiliation. The shame. And more.

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Post by DRT » 22:33 Sat 28 Jan 2017

I am very pleased to own one of the eight copies. Once this becomes a best seller and you have won the Booker Prize my copy might be worth the same as a Penny Black with Queen Victoria's head upside down! :grin:
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by Old Bridge » 22:51 Sat 28 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
22:33 Sat 28 Jan 2017
I am very pleased to own one of the eight copies. Once this becomes a best seller and you have won the Booker Prize my copy might be worth the same as a Penny Black with Queen Victoria's head upside down! :grin:
Is there such a stamp?

Four Annas, though.
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by Old Bridge » 21:12 Sat 11 Feb 2017

I say as Bluebottle: Not a sausage!

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by DRT » 22:39 Fri 17 Feb 2017

Andy Velebil wrote:
03:10 Fri 17 Feb 2017
RSVP me....I'll be there if I'm still sucking my share of earths air.
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