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    TheParser is offline Key Member
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    Default A Prime Minister's English

    In the 1920's, a British prime minister (who, of course, had had an excellent education) said these words:

    The three most striking cases are: Mr Hearst in America, Lord Rothermere in England and Lord Beaverbrook.

    I understand that the prime minister did not add "in England" after "Lord Beaverbrook," for that would have made the sentence look quite ugly and redundant (since "everyone" knew that the two lords were press barons in England).

    Nevertheless, do you think that the honorable gentleman could have written a more felicitous sentence?

    THANK YOU

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    Default Re: A Prime Minister's English

    Lord Beaverbrook was born in Canada. I am not sure exactly what the nationality status was then with Canada, and he sat in both houses of parliament in Britain. Maybe he was avoiding this issue.

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    Default Re: A Prime Minister's English

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post

    Maybe he was avoiding this issue.

    Thank you, Mr. Editor, for your reply. Yes, it seems that the King's first minister was

    especially upset with Lord Beaverbrook.

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