Not Your Gramma's Grammar

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 21 21:53:00 UTC 2008

"Twice removed"? You have a problem with
  "Jacob Rivera, 15, who was convicted..."

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On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Doug Harris <cats22 at>

> A cut line (photo caption) on the front page of the NY/Region of today's
> NY Times:
> >Jacob Rivera, 15, near his apartment in the Bronx, who was convicted of
> assault, receives intensive therapy as part of his new sentence.<
> ---
> The topic of typos has arisen here again recently. Many such, as
> has been noted, can be excused by time and other pressures. It's
> not so easy, though, to 'justify' subject-object twice (by commas) removed
> disasters such as this one.

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