Not Your Gramma's Grammar

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Feb 22 15:34:20 UTC 2008

"As part of his new sentence for assault, Jacob Rivera, 15, receives intensive therapy near his apartment in the Bronx."

  Shorter too.

"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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At 2/21/2008 11:32 PM, Doug Harris wrote:
>That's reads considerably better -- easier -- than the original.

Please write the complete sentence, as one sentence, starting it
with "Jacob Rivera, 15, who was convicted..." Including the apartment.


>"Twice removed"? You have a problem with
> "Jacob Rivera, 15, who was convicted..."
>m a m
>On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Doug Harris
> > 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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