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May 22, 2019

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Jane Braynard Barr

These are fun, Lynn, and I'm glad you shared one that reminds us to use the Democratic Party (not Democrat Party) since misuse is common.

In Passage 3, I wanted to change "till" to "until." Would it be correct either way?

Thanks!

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Hi Jane,

Yes, it's correct both ways. That's something I was hoping to get across. Thanks for noticing!

Lynn

Alex

Found 2nd and 3rd, missed 1st. For my non-native speaker's eye "come away" looked incorrect.

Katy

I'd be interested in seeing a larger post about "till." I've always been taught that the shortening of "until" should be written as "'til," and that "till" is incorrect (unless you're using it in the sense of tilling the earth).

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Hi Alex,

I can understand how "come away" would seem strange in translation. Try substituting "leave with." What we want to come away with or leave with is our goal.

Lynn

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Hi Katy,

A post on "till" is a good idea. Thanks.

Lynn

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