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Subject:  Re: Poll: Errors Date:  11/3/2001  10:46 PM
Author:  Windowseat Number:  8 of 14905

The mistake that most annoys me is the misuse of 'only.'

Only is singular. You may not write, "One of the only few . . ."

You may write, "One of the few . . ."


you may write, "The only . . ."

This seems to be the mistake that causes me to start talking to myself.


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