LETTER : It's alarming in the dark

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From Lord Quirk, RBA

Sir: Afraid of the dark (letter, 14 February) is not just "the regular collocation" as compared with afraid in the dark.

The two are different from/ than/to each other, and it is alarming that lexicographers at Chambers and Larousse can not see this.

Yours faithfully,

Randolph Quirk

House of Lords

London, SW1

14 February

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