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    • shagzdan
    • By shagzdan 12th Oct 16, 8:54 AM
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    Have we got a new typist?
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:54 AM
    Have we got a new typist? 12th Oct 16 at 8:54 AM
    I just wanted to ask if anybody else has noticed the dropping of words on the main site.


    Over the past few weeks I've noticed that words are being dropped from articles and from the perspective of somebody who reads internal dialogue such as I do, I find it a bit shall we say, annoying.


    So the main sentences would be something like, " If you've assets such as a house, savings or a business, and people you'd like to look after when you're gone, consider a will.


    Taken from todays email link.


    The word after you've should surely be got, this is not the first instance, words like we've .... has also popped up.


    Now I know not everybody will be affected by this niggle, but we don't all talk like northern types!


    :-)
    Last edited by shagzdan; 12-10-2016 at 8:56 AM. Reason: Added grammer Lol
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    • Peter333
    • By Peter333 12th Oct 16, 8:58 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:58 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:58 AM
    I haven't looked or noticed, but that does sound quite funny.
    As of 25th October 2016, I am not participating in this site. Until MSE sorts out the issue with insidious trouble-makers, it's no longer a place I wish to be. I can't be bothered with the constant battle with trolls.

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    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 12th Oct 16, 9:13 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:13 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:13 AM
    Sounds perfectly normal to me, a contraction of "if you have" which does not require "got". In fact with "got" it sounds clunky.

    "The word after you've should surely be got, this is not the first instance, words like we've .... have also popped up."

    Fixed that for you.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Oct 16, 9:19 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:19 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:19 AM
    Using "you've" does make it harder to read. No idea why they didn't just leave it as "you have"

    To read "If you have assets such as a house, savings or a business..."

    I fear that writing English is not going to be a strong point of many young people moving forward.
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    • Rosemary7391
    • By Rosemary7391 12th Oct 16, 11:39 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:39 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:39 AM
    Interesting. I'd say it it like that but it does look funny written down! I wouldn't write it like that myself, but I don't think it's wrong as such - just unusual.
    Me escondo detras de mi lengua... tengo miedo de que me entiendas... pero me gustara que me entendases ¡Ayudame!
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