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Old 08-27-2018, 08:59 PM
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Default Dr. Grammarfuss on Graduation

All my life I heard that one "graduated from high school", college, etc.

Now I hear radio announcers saying one "graduated high school" , and this construction is even creeping into the press. Is this simple laziness, or some new edict from the grammar police?

How is this being said where you live? Just curious.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:19 PM
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Long time no see, D. In Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and S Cal, where I've lived, it's FROM.The Brits often leave out connectives we favor.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:27 AM
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NO, Ralph, no. We hear it, too, but we are not solely to blame. The pedants among us regard this as an insidious thing which we believe is seeping across from your side of the Atlantic. A perceived evil is always another's fault.

It began with people being "diagnosed with" the conditions that had hitherto been the subject of diagnosis. Now people "protest" things rather than protesting againt them, and the verb has become confused with the noun as the stressed syllable no longer knows where to lay its head.

We "medal" in sporting contests rather than "win medals" and things are now "different to" in daily speech here, while the sheer "fromness" of the concept lies weeping in the gutter. The US "than" seems to me a better way to go here.

My point, Ralph, is that we are in danger of starting another Jaguar catfight, when our two great nations could combine in the pursuit of excellence. Together, we stand to gain a glittering prize; divided, we medal.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:19 AM
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Fine, fine. Take "Dr. Grammarfuss" from me.

At least I still have my colon.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:57 AM
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Dear Dr. Grammarfuss,

Drank or drunk? Give me a straight answer.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:59 PM
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Drank or drunk? Give me a straight answer.
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It's Drink Drink (drink, drink, drink) Drunk
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:34 PM
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I've always used, "drunk, drunker, shit-faced".
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:58 PM
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In the old days, drunk.

Now, due to my meds, if have any alcohol I'm looking at the dirt nap.
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Old 08-29-2018, 03:02 AM
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Drink? (thank you)
I drink (glug glug)
I drank (yes, I did, didn't I...)
I have drunk (far more than is good for me)
I am drunk (forgive me)
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Old 08-29-2018, 03:31 AM
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Hey Ann,

I enjoyed our evening too.

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