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727 - The Quirky Australian 'Crime' Tense. 'Hopefully.‪'‬ Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

    • Language Learning

A listener asked why Australians use the present perfect tense in a way you won't hear in British or American English. You'll often hear it in crime reports or on the radio. Also, we look at a slightly controversial use of the word "hopefully."
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A listener asked why Australians use the present perfect tense in a way you won't hear in British or American English. You'll often hear it in crime reports or on the radio. Also, we look at a slightly controversial use of the word "hopefully."
LINKS AND SPONSORS |
Proactiv: https://proactiv.com/grammar |
Bartleby Writer: https://bartleby.com/write/grammargirl |
GRAMMAR GIRL EMAIL NEWSLETTER |
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters |
GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |
Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |
For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |
PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s-peeve-wars |
GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |
http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |
GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
 

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