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    Exclamation My problem or my spell check's problem?

    I can't wait to get rid of this pub and, as Vince said, start fresh.
    I just naturally assume he thinks my shirt's weird, and not what I just said.
    Are the above sentences grammatically correct? My spell check says it's wrong.

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    Default Re: My problem or my spell check's problem?

    The first doesn't work- you can 'get out of a pub', but 'get rid of' doesn't have that meaning to me, so I'd change that. I'd also use 'start afresh', but whether it works or not it depends on what you mean by this. If you're just unhappy with the place and want a better pub, then 'let's get out of this pub and go to somewhere new' or similar would work better. If you're doing something like having a meeting or important conversation, then you could 'start afresh'.

    The second is a bit unclear. It might be easier to understand if you said '...he thinks it's my shirt that's weird and not what I just said'.

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    Default Re: My problem or my spell check's problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The first doesn't work- you can 'get out of a pub', but 'get rid of' doesn't have that meaning to me, so I'd change that. I'd also use 'start afresh', but whether it works or not it depends on what you mean by this. If you're just unhappy with the place and want a better pub, then 'let's get out of this pub and go to somewhere new' or similar would work better. If you're doing something like having a meeting or important conversation, then you could 'start afresh'.

    The second is a bit unclear. It might be easier to understand if you said '...he thinks it's my shirt that's weird and not what I just said'.
    Can the first one imply that he/she works or owns a pub and therefore, he/she wants to get rid of it? Then, it would make sense, Am I right?

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    Default Re: My problem or my spell check's problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by MASM View Post
    Can the first one imply that he/she works or owns a pub and therefore, he/she wants to get rid of it? Then, it would make sense, Am I right?
    Yes, that could work, if the person owns the pub.

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