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    Whenever there is a discussion about/on books, somebody will inadvertently mention classics.

    Can I use either pronoun?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Can I use either pronoun preposition?.
    You can.

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    Many thanks, 5jj, for pointing out the mistake. It should be a preposition. I don't why I am often careless. It's part of aging, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I don't why I am often careless. It's part of aging, I suppose.
    That's my excuse for all my typos.

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    I wonder whether you mean inevitably instead of inadvertently.

    I rarely accidentally blurt out something about a classic.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Hello Barb

    I have checked. The writer must have used the wrong word.

    Thanks for pointing out the error.

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