Grammar pedants - help please.

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Evangel
That reminds me of a pet-irritation I have. Am I the only one who is irritated by the verbal epidemic of following the word 'including' by a preposition? 'In' or 'at' seem to be the most usual examples. I think that 'including' should be followed by a noun or a pronoun. Does anyone agree?
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ChrisHB
never noticed including+preposition.
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1:32pm, 30 Sep 2022
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Northern Exile
Same. Sounds awkward.
JCB
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2:53pm, 30 Sep 2022
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JCB
I am including in my statement, nothing worthwhile.
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ChrisHB
otoh, 'inclusive of' sounds good to me

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