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    Default ... a very a real ...

    A broken heart isn't just something conjured up by romantic novelists, Hollywood movies and angsty love sick teens, according to an increasing number of cardiologists, a broken heart is a very a real and serious medical complaint.
    I donít know why the indefinite article a has been doubled here. I would have written it a very real and serious Ö

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    Default Re: ... a very a real ...

    The "a" between very and real is a typo.

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    Default Re: ... a very a real ...

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The "a" between very and real is a typo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I don’t know why the indefinite article a has been doubled here. I would have written it a very real and serious
    Very nice catch, Odessa! I am proud of you! Typos are everywhere!

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