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    Interested in Language
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    #21

    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    As a frequent visitor to the Jersey shore it's not unusual, at least on the east coast. Suggest you Google it.

    It's extremely rare in written English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #22

    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's extremely rare in written English.
    Suggest you check:
    The Pitfalls of Using Google Ngram to Study Language
    https://www.wired.com/2015/10/pitfal...-google-ngram/

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    English Teacher
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    #23

    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    Suggest you check:
    The Pitfalls of Using Google Ngram to Study Language
    https://www.wired.com/2015/10/pitfal...-google-ngram/
    And at the risk of prolonging the debate, coincidentally, the crossword puzzle by Thomas Joseph in today's newspaper (5-25-20) lists the clue "Ebbs" and guess what the seven letter answer is.

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