Tuesday, January 11, 2011

There are is overused

I know I'm getting nitpicky, but I'm making a point. Take this sentence found online:

But for old-school football, it would be hard to top the times when the Green Bay Packers had two fullbacks — there are teams that do not even have one true fullback — and a running back, James Starks, on the field at the same time.

Let's look at the part between the dashes. You can change that to this — some teams do not even have one true fullback. The word there is highly overused.

If you're wondering the meaning of nitpicky, it means overly critical, especially on trivial matters; focused on only trivial aspects.

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