It's just three missing letters on a grocery store sign. Can to canned. Noun to verb.

But the mistake is truly flustering some 11- and 12-year-olds in Ms. Hawkins' English class at Brown Middle School. From what they have learned in class, the aisle directions at some local Bi-Lo grocery stores are incorrect.

The signs should not read "can vegetables." That would mean the vegetables are made of cans, their teacher told them. "Canned vegetables" is the only appropriate descriptor.

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