11 January 2011

More pedantry

Oh dear. That a Minister of the Crown (Mr Damian Green, if you must know) should put out a statement like this:
"This Government is absolutely committed to ensuring asylum cases are concluded faster, at lower cost, and that we continue to improve the quality of our decision making."
As my old primary school teacher would have told him, "faster" is not an adverb. And thus do senior politicians display the verbal dexterity of football commentators (who sometimes appear to be utterly averse to - or perhaps simply bewildered by - the adverbial form).

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