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Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics, Dan Fogelberg

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Dan Fogelberg's, "Longer"
The Lyrics:
Longer than there've been fishes in the ocean
The correct plural of "fish" is "fish," not "fishes."
Submitted by: Rpollck
Dan Fogelberg's, "Stars"
The Lyrics:
Far too many stars have fell on me
Every time I hear this lyric, I cringe. "Have fell" is simply poor grammar, Dan. Either "far too many stars fell on me" (past tense) or "far too many stars have fallen on me" (present perfect tense) would have been correct, but "have fell" is a bastardization of theses two tenses that any second or third grader could catch.
Submitted by: sandship

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