Anaphoric search party

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 6 18:13:24 UTC 2014

The subject header isn't supposed to make sense. Simply consider the
following pair of sentences in a post from Steve Benen (paragraph break in

"Recently, for example, the network has sunk its teeth into the plight of
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico for illegally
crossing the border with three loaded firearms in his truck.

Instead of sending Tahmooressi home, he was arrested."

The meaning of the second sentence is rather clear. The structure is a
different matter.


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