Language problems

We often see the same language problems over and over again in the manuscripts we receive. Here we discuss some of the more common problem categories.

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Administer versus treat

We administer drugs and other treatments to living subjects. We treat the subjects.

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” Winston Churchill

 

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Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-1569)