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    #1

    Uses Kept Away

    I might be wrong, but could there be a problem in this writing:

    Signage, storage areas, car parks and other unsightly uses should be kept away from the riverside or enclosed and screened.
    Signage, storage areas, and car parks are either an object or a piece of land that takes up physical space. But 'uses' in the sentence refer to the way something is used, not a physical object or land. So is it wrong to write that 'unsightly uses should be kept away from the riverside'?

    Context: leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/ep/planning/plansandguidance/localplan/writtenstatement/adoptedcllpchapt4/

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    Re: Uses Kept Away

    I agree with you that it's an error. I just can't work out what it should read. I'm having trouble coming up with a noun that encompasses signage, storage areas and car parks. The word "things" is the only one that fits and yet, it doesn't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Uses Kept Away

    There are some detailed answers to this question here.

    Rover

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    Re: Uses Kept Away

    That link takes me a to a page which says I don't have permission to access it or I have to register and log in. This is what I get:

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    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Uses Kept Away

    Strange. I get that, too. If I can find the thread again on WR Forums I'll copy and paste some of the answers.

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