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    grammar/spelling mistake

    I came across this piece of news, in which someone got arrested because she posted the following sentence to some social media website “Stamford police have nothing on me.”
    I must now confess that I did now understand how police connected her to the crime through that sentence, could someone help please? Thanks in advance.
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    http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news...ed-6457811.php

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    #2

    Re: grammar/spelling mistake

    They did not connect her to the crime through that sentence. They made the connection through the word scratched on the car.

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    #3

    Re: grammar/spelling mistake

    yocjan, please note that a better title would have been Stamford police have nothing on me.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: grammar/spelling mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    They did not connect her to the crime through that sentence. They made the connection through the word scratched on the car.
    I do not understand why it is relevant to mention that social media post then.
    Last edited by yochan; 25-Aug-2015 at 08:54. Reason: mistake

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    The reporter thought it amusing that the woman boasted that the police had nothing on here, when in fact they did have something on her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The reporter thought it amusing that the woman boasted that the police had nothing on here, when in fact they did have something on her.
    I was told not to reply just to thank someone, instead I should use the "thank" button but I have seen you forgot to add the word "was" between it and amusing so I am telling you here about that and also at the same time I would like to thank all that answered.
    Last edited by yochan; 25-Aug-2015 at 09:25. Reason: captalizing I

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    Re: grammar/spelling mistake

    yochan, 'The reporter thought it amusing' is perfectly correct. Piscean did not err.

    Always capitalise 'I'.

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    #8

    Re: grammar/spelling mistake

    It's perfectly acceptable to say:

    I thought it funny that ...
    He found it amusing that ...
    They deemed it illegal ...

    If you wanted to use "was" somewhere, you would have to add "that" as well:

    I thought that it was funny that ...
    He found that it was amusing that ...
    They deemed that it was illegal ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: grammar/spelling mistake

    In AmE we don't need to add "that" after "thought" in "I thought (that) it was funny that ...".

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    Re: grammar/spelling mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In AmE we don't need to add "that" after "thought" in "I thought (that) it was funny that ...".
    I don't think (that) it is essential in BrE.

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