RE: Typos of the week!--confession

Subject: RE: Typos of the week!--confession
From: Ellen Vanrenen <ellen -dot- vanrenen -at- clear-technology -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 14:40:47 -0600

Actually, that construction "my recently demised job" makes perfect sense to
me, except that I probably would have written:
"She also worked as a recruiter; in fact, she had set up my recently-demised
job." wouldof ruined the whole darned thing.
All kidding aside, I do think questions of usage are on-topic here at all
times. Helps me to be more conscious of what I write.
"probably would have written": It has just occurred to me that if there is
no conditional tense, I'm in the wrong language. I probably would write? No,
I'm sure that I am implying a condition. I think.
Now, would is the auxiliary verb...
Okay, I'm looking it up myself. Following my responsibilities.

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