Issue 145, page 3
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Guestmudgeon Joe Green complains on a one-time basis
My own particular gripe:
Use of "on a <adjective> basis". In some contexts this is clearly acceptable, but the following actually make my skin crawl: "On a daily basis". It is more properly "daily". "On a regular basis" should be "regularly". But perhaps the worst are phrases that use the adverb anyway, such as "on a fortnightly basis" as opposed to "fortnightly" or "on a yearly basis" instead of "yearly".
Great examples, Joe! Some folks simply can't write/speak succinctly and have to toss in as many words as possible.
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