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    Default Re: Grammar test for British eleven-year-olds

    Why did you delete the word from from the OP, please? That post has been printed out and I want to state a reason why from has to be left out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Why did you delete the word from from the OP, please?
    Where was the original from?
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    Default Re: Grammar test for British eleven-year-olds

    I thought you might all be interested to see a sample paper from the grammar, spelling, vocabulary test which will be taken by most British eleven-year-olds, starting from next Monday.
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    Default Re: Grammar test for British eleven-year-olds

    ems realised that the from was a mistake. The exams may be held from next Monday (on), but they start (on) Monday. It's the sort of thing we all do from time to time when two thoughts run together in our minds. Nobody would notice it in informal speech.

    When ems noticed it in her writing, she probably thought it was not an ideal model for learners, and edited it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    ems realised that the from was a mistake. The exams may be held from next Monday (on), but they start (on) Monday. It's the sort of thing we all do from time to time when two thoughts run together in our minds. Nobody would notice it in informal speech.

    When ems noticed it in her writing, she probably thought it was not an ideal model for learners, and edited it.
    That's exactly what happened. Occasionally, I just go back and reread my own posts and sometimes I spot typos or slight errors. I was obviously in a bit of a rush when I wrote "starting from next Monday". It should have read either "starting next Monday" or "from next Monday". As 5jj said, it's the kind of slip that native speakers make all the time. If removing "from" changed the meaning, I wouldn't have removed it. I didn't expect someone to come along and say that they were printing out the posts.
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    I didn't expect someone to come along and say that they were printing out the posts.
    Heh heh. Big Bruzzer is votching you,
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    Default Re: Grammar test for British eleven-year-olds

    I didn't expect someone to come along and say that they were printing out the posts.
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    I thought you might all be interested to see a sample paper from the grammar, spelling, vocabulary test which will be taken by most British eleven-year-olds, starting next Monday.
    I just printed out your insightful post because you used the adjective interested followed by the preposition to. For that reason, I wanted to see how it is used and to be saved with a subject, already discussed here, relates to that kind of usage. That is it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Occasionally, I just go back and reread my own posts and sometimes I spot typos or slight errors.
    That's one of the (many) reasons I like the 'like' option we have. When I log in, I notice that one or two kind people have 'liked' my last post. Curious to know who these perceptive people are, I click on the 'likes received' button and re-read my authoritative/witty/brilliant post. It's at this stage that I notice that the typo-demon has changed what I intended to write. I correct it, hoping that no-one has spotted it. Occasionally, some typo-spotting fiend such as OD notices it before I get there.
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    Default Re: Grammar test for British eleven-year-olds

    And when we correct such errors, we lose the likes. Nevertheless, correct we must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    And when we correct such errors, we lose the likes. Nevertheless, correct we must.
    I only noticed that the "Likes" vanish after editing about a week ago. I'm not winning any prizes for observation on that one!
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