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Continued: Readers Write (Aug. 24): Road construction, Vikings stadium, NSA, marriage, gun rights, sex offenders, food assistance, grammar, Mubarek

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ZACH LeCRONE, Roseville

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Why knowingly print incorrect phrase?

I was disappointed to see an article in the paper about replay in baseball that used terrible grammar (“To err is human; instant replay is not,” Aug. 21) The phrase “we was robbed” was used twice. In case you’ve forgotten, the proper phrase is “we were robbed.” Honestly, we hear athletes, generally poorly educated ones, or those who just don’t care about their English, use phrases like this all the time in TV interviews. It really irks me. And to see a newspaper that espouses early childhood education, all-day kindergarten and increases in education funding print an article using such horrible grammar, on purpose, is hypocritical.

ED KASHMAREK, St. Louis Park

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His freedom from prison is bad for U.S.

Letting Hosni Mubarak walk free from jail right now is the worst possible thing Egypt could do. It signifies that the military is truly in charge, and the actions recently taken by General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi can be classified as nothing but a military coup. If that happens, the United States has a legal obligation to withhold aid to Egypt as a result of the Foreign Assistance Act. However, they would also have a moral obligation to do so.

RYAN HENRY, Apple Valley

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