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Wordsmith.org Forums General Topics Q&A about words Admits or admits to?
I think both 'admitted stealing' and 'admitted to stealing' are acceptable, but 'admitted' and 'stealing' being separated by another word makes the 'to' obligatory.
Actually I find the fact that there's no 'on' with 'Thursday' and the confusion between 'by' and 'buy' far more disturbing.
The version without the 'on' is common USn journalistic style, the 'by' for 'buy' is a perfect example of the inadequacy of spell-checkers.
Entire Thread Subject Posted By Posted Admits or admits to? TEd Remington 05/26/06 06:13 PM Re: Admits or admits to? Aramis 05/26/06 06:40 PM Re: Admits or admits to? wofahulicodoc 05/26/06 06:42 PM Re: Admits or admits to? Faldage 05/26/06 09:50 PM Re: Admits or admits to? wow 05/27/06 02:50 PM Re: Admits or admits to? wsieber 05/27/06 04:43 PM Re: Admits or admits to? Bingley 05/31/06 04:22 AM Re: Admits or admits to? Faldage 05/31/06 08:34 AM
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