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    Alterted

    Dear teachers

    Seeking help from you. Is "alterted" a misspelled word, or just something new and modern that is not recognised by the dictionary?


    The MTR's Projects Director, Philco Wong, says they'd been alterted by the Highways Department as to potential risk arising from claims from contractors and also potential risks associated with revised programmes to complete.

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    Re: Alterted

    Yes, it's a typo for 'altered' or 'alerted'. The context suggests that it should be "alerted".

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    Re: Alterted

    Thanks Raymott. Just wondering if "as to potential" is correct as well. I thought there should be a verb like "avoid" to make it "as to avoid potential". What do you reckon?

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    Re: Alterted

    No. "As to potential risk" just means "about the potential risk". MTR was alerted to the risk. It's up to MTR to make their own judgement about risk avoidance. No doubt that is the reason for alerting them to potential risks, but that's not what the author wrote.

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