[Ads-l] Heard annoyingly often with "for"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Tue May 8 13:50:45 EDT 2018


"Convicted for" looks like a blend:

"convicted of (e.g., murder)" + "sentenced for (e.g. murder)". 

Gerald Cohen 


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Annoying to us elders, but ya gotta admit it makes sense.

On Mon, May 7, 2018, 11:10 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "convicted _for_ [...]"; Google: About 892,000 results
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> "convicted _of_ [...]"; Google: About 1,170,000 results
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> _Of_ still leads, but _for_ is coming up quickly on the inside.
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> -Wilson
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