Dear all native English speakers, please stop using the phrases “they’ve got” and “these ones.” They are redundant. The words “they’ve” or “they have” and “these” are sufficient. Of the two, I find “these ones” much more annoying, although I am sure some people find “they’ve got” equally irritating. Not only is it redundant, it sounds terrible. I freely admit to using the former and become annoyed when I catch myself. Therefore, I promise to do my best, to do my duty to the English language, to be more correct in my usage of it.

Also, while I am ranting on the subject of grammar, please use oriented instead of orientated. Although either is correct, the latter feels like someone is driving a steel spike into my brain.

Thank you and good day.

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