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    #1

    Miss out on

    I'm wondering if "miss out on" could be used in my sentence.

    The newspapers that published a controversial letter by John Pollack missed out on an important detail, namely that the letter had never been sent and was stolen by the writer's ex, who gave it to the press as an act of revenge.

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    #2

    Re: Miss out on

    I would say:

    overlooked an important detail

    Or, perhaps:

    missed an important detail
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    Re: Miss out on

    How about missed one important detail?

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    Re: Miss out on

    No, missed out on is not appropriate there.

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    Re: Miss out on

    Apparently, jutfrank prefers the direct approach.
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    Re: Miss out on

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Apparently, jutfrank prefers the direct approach.
    That's sometimes the best approach, right?

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