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"She who laughs last,
laughs best!"

"Laughter is the
best medicine."

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, trip over a big bag of garbage and fall on the sidewalk breaking a bone or two and you fall alone!"

English Speaker's Mistake Eleven

Help our family!

Here is another complaint from an apartment dweller in England:
"Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third. So please send someone round to do something about it.."  
Explanation: The real problem here is the damp floor (it feels wet and could cause the children to get sick). However, the way this complaint is written, it seems the writer wants help in having the third child! The last word "it" should be the last object - the third child. He probably doesn't need help with having a third child. (I hope!) The writer should take time to explain how the damp floor might hurt the children and explain clearly what needs to be done to fix the problem.

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