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November 23, 2009

Susan Boyle album sets pre-order record on Amazon

Amazon said that Boyle’s album was not only the top CD pre-order in the United States, but also the biggest around the world in the 14-year history of it’s web site.

Obama in Asia – building block or bow?

“The United States is a big power that became used to having it’s way,” said Liu Jiangyong, a professor of East Asian security affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Please tell whoever is responsible that “history of it’s website” should not have an apostrophe .. If Reuters gets such a basic thing wrong then we are all in trouble !!!

Mackenzie

Would you please inform your writers and editors that the possessive form of the word “it” does not have an apostrophe? It’s with an apostrophe means “it is”.

P.J.R.

I have never bothered to write any news organization about anything, but seeing such an amateur grammar mistake by what I have considered to be a a solid source of news and analysis for many years was too much. This is truly sad.

English is my third language and I still cringe at this kind of mistake.

Vlad G.

Sigh. This mistake, which we make way too often, drives readers crazy: GBU Editor

Celtic supporter Susan Boyle waves to the crowd at half time during their Europa League soccer match against Hamburger FC at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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Did the study take into account that Australians include the garage into the sq footage calculations, but the Americans don’t?

 

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