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Shakespeare didn’t need to know the difference between ‘its’ and ‘it’s’


An item on the BBC news site didn’t mean what it said: ‘The latest move is part of a wider crackdown by China to reign in the country’s fast-growing tech platforms.’ China may wish long to reign over us, but in this case it wanted to rein in activity.

It wasn’t that the author didn’t know the difference between a horse’s rein and a monarch’s reign.

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