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The grammar of government

Tony Blair once bleated (among other things) 'Education, Education, Education'. This was 13 years ago, at the start of his government.

How ironic that in that time, standards have slipped.

If I hear the expressions 'bored of' and 'fed up of' one more time, I shall be sorely tempted to commit murder.

They appear, with annoying regularity, in print (newspapers/ books) and in speech (television - often used by those who should, by dint of education, know better).

The word is 'WITH' - not 'of'. Could the present Government, I wonder, start a 'grammar awareness' programme in order to protect the next generation from falling into the same trap?

FIONA NORRIS

Coleraine

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