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#1 2011-03-15 21:34:20

golubld
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Registered: 2011-03-15
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grammatical errors

hey idk if tad will get this but i have found several grammatical errors and typos in his shadow series. love the books btw. but i could give u the page numbers and everything if u want.

 

#2 2011-03-16 00:47:44

Olaf
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Re: grammatical errors

Tad is not on here much anymore, but it might be helpful if you mailed them to Tad's publisher, so that these issues might be fixed for future editions. Whom to mail depends on which edition you read.


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#3 2012-01-28 08:07:57

jonadab
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Registered: 2011-10-22
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Re: grammatical errors

Perhaps you should post them here first, so that other readers can vet them, before troubling the publisher.  I've found that a rather substantial percentage of the things people think are grammatical errors are, upon closer examination, not.  (I'm not saying there aren't any in the 'march series; it's been a couple of years now since I read them, so I don't remember.  I'm just suggesting it might be worthwhile to post them here and let several other people independently verify them first, before contacting the publisher.)

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#4 2012-01-28 14:55:45

ylvs
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Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13270

Re: grammatical errors

I don't think it is worth the effort. Typos never go away. There is at least one in the latest edition of MST that was there from the first paperback I got back in '94. And I can hardly believe nobody pointed it out to the publishers in all these years.

And now Olaf, you will ask me which one I mean and when you do I will go and check.

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#5 2012-01-28 15:57:29

Olaf
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Re: grammatical errors

@ylvs

You surely must mean the "Osten Are" instead of "Osten Ard" typo at the VERY beginning of the book (in the AUTHORĀ“S WARNING) ? It has been with THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR from its very first hc printing and even managed to stay undetected in the new e-book editions. I dare say that this typo  deserves to survive :-)

I just checked. This particular typo is in all my US editions (HC, Trade Paperback and Mass-Market Paperback, E-book), but in none of my UK editions....


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#6 2012-01-28 16:06:06

ylvs
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Posts: 13270

Re: grammatical errors

That's the one Olaf. You outsmart me again.
*grins*


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