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Thread #132499   Message #4078499
Posted By: Jos
06-Nov-20 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I keep hearing people saying 'as many ...' without continuing with 'as ...'.
I heard an example just know in a local television report about an installation consisting of giant soldier figures to represent those who had died fighting in wars.
Its creator was interviewed, and said he wanted as many people to donate to the poppy appeal. Did he mean as many people as there were giant figures in the display? Or as many as died in the two world wars? He probably meant 'as many as possible', but why not say so?