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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I’m not under order. .. I’m free lance. I’m in this to enjoy myself and I’m going to enjoy myself. (A. Christie, ”N or M”)

    free lance = not regularly appointment journalist, ……

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    Default Re: free lance

    I usually see "freelance" as one word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I usually see "freelance" as one word.
    With 2,583 COCA sentences containing 'freelance', 783 containg 'free-lance', and only 25 containing 'free lance', most of us do.
    Last edited by 5jj; 15-Aug-2011 at 20:55. Reason: blunder corrected

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    With 2,583 COCA sentences containing 'free lance', 783 containg 'free-lance', and only 25 containing 'free lance', most of us do.
    Should that first example with 2,583 examples be "freelance" (all one word)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Should that first example with 2,583 examples be "freelance" (all one word)?
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Thanks.
    It's time I went to bed.
    I won't mention the spelling of "containing" in the middle of the three examples then! Sleep well!

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