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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? 22:01 - Jan 19 with 460 viewsballycastle

Or have two unfortunate persons actually died due to Pigeon droppings contacted at a hospital?

**Two patients have died after contracting a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.**

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46931028

If the former, then I'm taking a guess that the journalist has a degree in English as would the editor.

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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 22:41 - Jan 19 with 415 viewsRyorry

Not poor English in the sense you mean, since "A non-public room, thought to contain machinery, was identified as a likely source... an investigation is under way." + "During the investigation, a separate issue arose with the sealant in some of the shower rooms"; and "The expert said a key priority would have been stopping the airborne infection from entering the hospital's ventilation system."

However, looks as tho the statement may have been a bit premature, as "NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said an elderly patient died but from an unrelated cause.

Another infected patient has also died but the factors contributing to the death are still being investigated."

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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 22:47 - Jan 19 with 406 viewsNthsuffolkblue

The statement is perfectly reasonable.

It does not say anywhere that either person came into direct contact with the droppings but that the infection was caused by pigeon droppings. In other words that was the source of the infection. If the infection were to have spread throughout the hospital it would still be correct that the infection was caused by pigeon droppings.

The other bit that a careless reading of the article might cause one to believe is that the infection caused either or both deaths. The article makes it clear that one patient died from other causes and that the other patient is having the factors contributing to their death investigated still.

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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 23:10 - Jan 19 with 382 viewsBackToRussia

"Education standards are droppings qualification grades rise, Orwellian."

Nice doublethink, there Eric, being both sh1t at grammar yourself and lamenting its lowering quality.

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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 23:14 - Jan 19 with 369 viewsNthsuffolkblue

Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 23:10 - Jan 19 by BackToRussia

"Education standards are droppings qualification grades rise, Orwellian."

Nice doublethink, there Eric, being both sh1t at grammar yourself and lamenting its lowering quality.


… whilst also being wrong.

I think the OP needs to own up to what period his own education fell into.

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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 00:09 - Jan 20 with 318 viewsjjblue84

Your right!
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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 00:10 - Jan 20 with 315 viewsNthsuffolkblue

Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 00:09 - Jan 20 by jjblue84

Your right!


My right or the OP's?

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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 00:21 - Jan 20 with 295 viewsNthsuffolkblue

Unsurprisingly The Mirror has got it wrong with the headline "Pigeon Infection Kills Two" which is clearly factually incorrect and should see the paper have to print some retraction buried in the small ads somewhere should anyone bother to complain.

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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 01:08 - Jan 20 with 263 viewsBlueBadger

*Education standards are dropping, qualifications rise. Orwellian.

You're welcome.

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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 01:20 - Jan 20 with 255 viewsfactual_blue

Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 23:14 - Jan 19 by Nthsuffolkblue

… whilst also being wrong.

I think the OP needs to own up to what period his own education fell into.


'Into which period his own education fell'.


We are slowly getting somewhere.



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Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 01:24 - Jan 20 with 255 viewsfactual_blue

Is the statement below poor use of the English language? on 01:08 - Jan 20 by BlueBadger

*Education standards are dropping, qualifications rise. Orwellian.

You're welcome.


'Education standards are dropping; the number of qualifications is rising.'

Correct grammar, and more clarity.

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