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Thread #132499   Message #3993608
Posted By: Jos
23-May-19 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
'Misuse of "after" as in They died after being hit by a train'

The version of this (often heard in regional television news bulletins) thst worries me is: "They were killed after being hit by a car" - as if they were lying in the road in pain and somebody came along and finished them off.