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Bug #243 closed:withdrawn

Redundant usage of "been" in Daily Cal

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This bug appeared in a news report published by The Daily Californian on Mar 31, 2010 by Leah Moskovic. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Typo, Spelling, Grammar

Caption:

"A proposal to construct a laundromat in the Southside Lofts & Retail building on Telegraph Avenue has been met with opposition from residents, who cite concerns about noise, safety and parking problems."

"...been met with...." is redundant.  This should be "met with" or "met."

Response

Sumana Harihareswara has not contacted The Daily Californian

Bug History

Apr 07, 2010 2:22 pm Open Sumana Harihareswara
Apr 07, 2010 2:28 pm Open: Under Discussion Sumana Harihareswara
Apr 27, 2010 11:44 pm Closed: Withdrawn Sumana Harihareswara
Apr 27, 2010 11:49 pm Open: Under Discussion Sumana Harihareswara
Apr 27, 2010 11:51 pm Closed: Withdrawn Sumana Harihareswara

Discussion Leave a comment

 

This is not ungrammatical but wordy. "Redundant" in the bug report should be "verbose." If the opposition is ongoing, then other wording entirely might be better.

Apr 21, 2010 11:12 am

Yeah, the original sentence isn't really an error, it's just that it mildly bothered my sense of style. I'm withdrawing this.

Apr 27, 2010 11:50 pm