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Thread #125378   Message #2776639
Posted By: Jack Campin
30-Nov-09 - 07:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Victoriaaaaaar
Subject: RE: BS: Victoriaaaaaar
Rog Peek was like:
what really gets my goat is the miss use of words like 'of'. For example, I heard a minister of the crown say on the radio the other day that she "was fed up of carrying her passport"

Like, "tired" takes "of" before its object. This is simply regularizing the syntax of a phrasal verb that means the same thing, like.