"You are invited to a special advanced screening of title omitted to protect the guilty.
So, just how advanced is it?
Is a placement test necessary? Do I need to bring proof that I hold an advanced degree? Will there be a quiz following the screening?
I don't want to be a super language geek, but certain things drive me crazy.
It's and its. The phrase "based of off." Closure vs. closing (as in, "...and now from shadow traffic, we have multiple closures on the L.I.E...").
And advanced screenings. They're "advance screenings," meaning "in advance of release."
I sometimes feel as though this is Humpty Dumpty's world and I just live in it.
To quote from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
"The question is,' said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master — that's all."
That was, by the way, written in 1865. Plus ca change..."