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- common misconstruction of
As of 2007, 46% of Americans use free reign rather than free rein, and accordingly, the OED now considers it an acceptable variant.
- Are We Giving Free Rei(g)n to New Spelling, October 18th, 2007, Ben Zimmer, OUPblog
- Free Rein or Free Reign?
- National Dictionary Day: Do you spell “free reign” with a G?, 10/16/2007, ABC News