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Lady Blackstone, Jay, Thatcher etc
lager beer, larger means bigger
Islamic holy day, time for study and prayer
Islamic holy day
Lake District, the Lakes
(plural larvae), insects; lava, volcanic magma; we often say the former when we mean the latter
'Peter and Paul visited the bingo hall. The latter was later heard shouting "house".'
like this: 21 deg 14 min S
not learnt, unless you are writing old-fashioned poetry (he learned his tables, a message well learned, etc)
past tense of the verb "lead"; it is surprising how often such sentences as "he lead them to the lecture" crop up
less means smaller in quantity, eg less money
fewer means smaller in number, eg fewer coins
let down, let up
cap up single letters, eg there are six As in taramasalata
noun; license verb
abbreviate on second mention to Col or Gen: Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mackay, subsequently Col Mackay, etc
a measure of distance, not time
never use the former to mean the latter: 'it looks as if he's finished' not 'it looks like he's finished'
like excludes; such as includes: 'Cities like Manchester are wonderful' suggests the writer has in mind, say, Sheffield or Birmingham; she actually means 'cities such as Manchester'
takes the infinitive (he is likely to win) or a qualifier (he will very likely win), not 'he will likely win' — if you want to use that form, say "he will probably win"
detest; loth unwilling, not loath
the country, Luxembourgeois its inhabitants
TM; the briefly fashionable term 'lycra louts' led to complaints from the Lycra lawyers