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    Is this correct. I saw this on an advertisement for a local eatery. They had different specials on food items and on top it stated "All Specials Good Mondays thru Fridays". Is this correct grammer?

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    Re: correct grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is this correct. I saw this on an advertisement for a local eatery. They had different specials on food items and on top it stated "All Specials Good Mondays thru Fridays". Is this correct grammer?
    The verb 'are' has been omitted--perhaps to save space on the sign.

    Ex: All specials are good Monday through Friday.
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    Grammar, not *grammer.

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    Re: correct grammar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is this correct. I saw this on an advertisement for a local eatery. They had different specials on food items and on top it stated "All Specials Good Mondays thru Fridays". Is this correct grammer?
    thru, non standard preposition used in the US and at banners (advertisement boards).

    Banners do not like much of the grammar at it.
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    Re: correct grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    The verb 'are' has been omitted--perhaps to save space on the sign.
    Ex: All specials are good Monday through Friday.
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    Grammar, not *grammer.
    (not a professional teacher) I just wanted to draw attention to the other important alteration Soup made. You'll notice that Soup changed "Mondays" to "Monday" and "Fridays" to "Friday". If you want the sign to read naturally for native English speakers, note that distinction.

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