It's your language. You use it every day. You should strive to master it. My late mother, a 27-year, graduate-level professor of English, embedded that in my brain once upon a time. I’m not nearly as smart as she was, but I’m sharp enough to recognize that the vast majority of native-born Americans can’t speak or write English worth a lick.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
“A judge is being asked to release on bond a major at Fort Sam Houston and his wife who are accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes from the federal government.” - KSAT News, 31 July 2007.
What a horrible sentence. Actually, the two were accused of taking bribes from government contractors, not the government itself.
I lost the direct link to the story, but here’s a screen cap of the page.