Episode 3: A phrase I’d like to see go missing

Last week we talked about a simple usage issue: every day vs. everyday. This week I figured I’d mix things up with one of my major peeves. To prepare you: When I discuss a major peeve, it’s not something that’s necessarily wrong, but it’s something that bugs me because there are better choices for better writing.

Here’s one we hear or read all the time: gone missing. Or went missing.

“What’s wrong with that?” you may ask. Or as people I used to supervise as an editor sometimes asked, “What else am I supposed to say?”

To find out, listen to Episode 3.

 

 

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