[Ads-l] Grammatical error in the New Yorker

Jocelyn Limpert jocelyn.limpert at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 10 02:57:15 EST 2016


And who would argue with Noam Chomsky or Homey the Clown? Not I.

On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 2:04 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 8:16 PM, Jocelyn Limpert <jocelyn.limpert at gmail.com
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> > "scheduled to published" should be "scheduled to publish"
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> How can you tell that that is a grammatical error and not a lapsus calami?
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> Perhaps I should clarify. IMO, that is an "error" only just in case that
> the speaker/writer believes that there is no error. Would the writer of
> this article argue that "scheduled to published" is "correct" and that
> "scheduled to publish" is mere pedantry? Would anyone else? To quote Noam
> Chomsky, "I think not" or, as Homey the Clown used to put it, "I don't
> think so."
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