A bilateral agreement such as the one proposed between China and Solomon Islands undermines that sentiment and shows a limited appreciation for security of the region as a whole by whomever was the leaked draft’s initial author.(Mihai Sora, theguardian.com, 3-25-22)
I am also thinking about what Jada may or may not have been thinking and where the sort of female role in what happened lays, in your view.(Lulu Garcia-Navarro, nytimes.com, 3-29-22)
There’s more muddle in Anglophonia than you can shake a stick at: who vs. whom; lie vs. lay; disinterested vs. uninterested; effect vs. affect; capital vs. capitol; principle vs. principal; pedal vs. petal; nauseous vs. nauseated; literally vs. virtually; true fact vs. free gift; Google vs. knowledge; and so on vs. etcetera.
In casual speech and cyber-jabber the slips are throwaway, no one cares. But until the now wrong, under prolonged abuse, becomes the new right, the grammar-ticklish observer takes note when the solecisms crop up even in literate journals.
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