[Ads-l] Crash blossom or something else?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed Mar 2 17:10:56 UTC 2016


Or an *accompanying*-circumstance for "with a ..."?  That is, four slip away: "A woman slips away with (accompanied by) a pursuit suspect holding 2 young children."

Still seems far-fetched to me.


Joel


      From: Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:40 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Crash blossom or something else?
   
> On Mar 2, 2016, at 7:32 AM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> 
> I don't see a possible misinterpretation.(1) The woman is not the pu=
> rsuit suspect since there's no comma after "woman". (2) I can't make =
> any sense out of "Pursuit Suspect" as a noun-verb construct, or of "Holding=
> 2 Young Children" as the object of a verb.

attendant-circumstance modifier plus main clause:

'with a pursuit suspect holding 2 young children, a woman slips away...

> 
> Pursuit Suspect Holding 2 Young Children, Woman Slips Away on Foot After
> Hourslong Standoff in Newport Beach

that was in fact the first interpretation i got. and then was puzzled by it.  undone by the missing "and"arnold

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