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Isnt that wrong ? June 20, 2006

Posted by Sharath Rao in media.

The NYTimes says here :

Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the American military spokesman, said “the remains” of what are believed to be the two Americans were found near a power plant in the vicinity of Yusefiya, about three miles from the site were they had been captured by insurgents.

Should that not be “…from the site where they had been captured….”

I know so many of my friends who make these mistakes – homonyms they call it right (?) – whether and weather, where and were, your and you’re and many more I cant recall right now. But if the NYTimes makes this mistake, I can possibly forgive any of us lesser mortals.

Now if that is the indeed the right usage, I would be so mortified that I might as well give up blogging 😉

No, not that mortified !

I must mention that the grammar apart, the story itself makes a sad reading. Continue reading here.



1. Vineeta - June 21, 2006

It is quite shocking that NYT would make such a mistake!
You won’t believe that there are actually people in my office who do not know the difference between there and their. Really gets on my nerves when people make such blunders!

2. Ravi - June 22, 2006

It is but then the matter has gotten through. Speck a folly in each cake, can’t help you make each one look rotten. Not that i’m for it, but too err is human, to fogive divine

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