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I need an apology

Mind that apostrophe.
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I need an apology

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Postby stooz » September 10th, 2018, 7:26 pm

I thought you would all appreciate this one;

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Re: I need an apology

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Postby Itsallaguess » September 10th, 2018, 7:42 pm

stooz wrote:
I thought you would all appreciate this one;

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Morgan Sindall (Construction Infrastructure), working on behalf of Western Power Distribution (Serving the Midlands, South West and Wales), apologise for any inconvenience caused during these essential works.

Not much wrong with that, surely?

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

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Re: I need an apology

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 10th, 2018, 9:12 pm

The capital letter..
It's either 'Blah working on behalf of blah apologise.. "
Or "Blah.....behalf of blah. Apologies for....."

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Re: I need an apology

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Postby kiloran » September 10th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Or if you just read the bit in red, it looks like a command.

"Apologise for any inconvenience caused during these essential works"
Or else!

--kiloran

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Re: I need an apology

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Postby scotia » September 11th, 2018, 3:06 pm

Stooz - go to the top of the Pedant's class. I confess that I missed the offending capital A. Anyway I'm just off to my Gentlemens's Barber. That should remind me to always thoroughly check out the grammar.

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Re: I need an apology

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Postby marronier » September 12th, 2018, 7:34 am

"Apologies " instead of "Apologise " might have suited better or "We apologise...".

A precis can cause confusion.

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Re: I need an apology

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Postby Gengulphus » September 12th, 2018, 11:25 am

FredBloggs wrote:I'd say that all it is missing is a couple of apostrophes. (Paid up member of the UK apostrophe preservation society).

Sorry, I fail to see where the addition of any apostrophes would improve it.

Gengulphus

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Re: I need an apology

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Postby kiloran » September 12th, 2018, 11:39 am

Gengulphus wrote:
FredBloggs wrote:I'd say that all it is missing is a couple of apostrophes. (Paid up member of the UK apostrophe preservation society).

Sorry, I fail to see where the addition of any apostrophes would improve it.

Gengulphus

Grocer's apostrophes?

--kiloran


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