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I'm in full agreement with Gwen Alin's comments in her letter in the Oct. 18 issue. Another example that I've seen very often - even from accomplished writers - is the use of "there's" as a contraction for "there are" as well as "there is".
This takes it a step further, but in my opinion one of the worst commercials on TV is the one for AAA auto insurance in which the woman says she "literally fell out of my chair." It annoys me greatly for a major company to promote ignorance that way.
It appears that many people who think they are writers never bother to use spell-check or grammar-check before they publish.
Gary E. Myers
Published: October 25, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 28