serial coordination

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 2 01:10:03 UTC 2012

Wilson is exactly right about my motivation. Understanding what was
being conveyed was not an issue.

The same could be said about the following sentence, taken from a local
police blotter:
> The store employee said that he confronted the suspect by the bus
> stop, who tried to take the employee's cell phone when trying to call
> 911 to report the theft.

However, in this case, more people might consider this to be a serious


On 1/1/2012 2:58 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> Another possibility: "… both in style and in the way they pitch …"
> I think that Victor's point has to do with what is now regarded as
> "mere" style and not with semantics. I, too, understand the meaning,
> but, like Victor, I also have a WTF?! reaction to its expression.
> --
> -Wilson

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