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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 8 20:02:56 EDT 2018


> "Convicted for" looks like a blend

Makes sense.

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 1:50 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>
wrote:

> "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.
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> On Mon, May 7, 2018, 11:10 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > "convicted _for_ [...]"; Google: About 892,000 results
> >
> > "convicted _of_ [...]"; Google: About 1,170,000 results
> >
> >
> > _Of_ still leads, but _for_ is coming up quickly on the inside.
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