Thursday, 23 December 2010

Small Words

Yesterday's Australian carried an article that devoted itself entirely to whether or not the small word 'all' had been included deliberately or by mistake in the MRRT agreement. Sadly, the small word 'of' was omitted, deliberately or by mistake, from the paragraph beginning, 'One of central platforms', by the subs:

Possibly the tiny word 'the' should have been inserted between 'created' and 'MRRT' as well.

That 'all' is going to cost the federal government millions or possibly billions of dollars. That little 'of' and that little 'the', if they are followed too regularly by other omissions, may cost the Australian a reader

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