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    Post Many a drives

    Seton Hall University's metal radio station, WSOU, is one of the last vestiges of heavy metal on free over-the-air radio. Many a drives around New York City have been saved by this station, blasting modern hits and old-school classics. But, if you've ever listened to the station, which is housed in a Roman Catholic university, you will realize they never mention the terms "God," "Satan," "devil," or any religious references.

    God Forbid becomes G-Forbid is just one example. Now, a memo has leaked from the university staff of every band name you can't say over the air, and it's basically an episode of Death Or No Death.
    (an article, titled "Fifty-Three Metal Band Names You Cannot Say Over The Radio")

    1) If Many a drives is not a typo, what then does it mean?
    2) Does of every band name refer to a memo ? (Now, a memo about every band name you can't say over the air has leaked from the university staff) Do I correctly understand?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Many a drives

    1. It should either read "Many drives around ... have been saved by ..." or "Many a drive around ... has been saved by" so it's a typo.

    2. Yes. It's a poorly constructed sentence. In fact, the whole piece is quite badly written.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Many a drives

    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1. It should either read "Many drives around ... have been saved by ..." or "Many a drive around ... has been saved by"
    1) Am I right that a drive/drives means:
    1) a trip or journey in a car
    they went for a drive in the country
    2) I'm not sure about "saved by". Should I understand it literally ?

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    Re: Many a drives

    Yes, a drive is a journey by car.
    Driving in New York is, as far as I know, awful! The traffic is terrible and it takes a really long time to get anywhere. So people who are stuck in a traffic jam or are otherwise fed up with being in their car, have their journey made better by listening to that radio station. The drive has been "saved from" being absolutely horrendous by the fact that the driver (and passengers) can at least listen to the music on that station.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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