QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . said Sadler, who was selected in the 25th round by the Pirates in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. ‘Whatever they need me to do to contribute is fine with me. I’m here at their beckon call. . . .’ ”
L.D., a Chicago reader, promises he will be at the beck and call of all those who realize it isn’t “beckon call.”
And as long as we’re talking baseball, it may be time for a reminder that, when in a ballpark, the past tense of “fly” is “flied.”
You could look it up.

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