awkward phrase

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Tue Dec 7 21:33:16 UTC 2004

On Dec 7, 2004, at 4:13 PM, FRITZ JUENGLING wrote:

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> Poster:       FRITZ JUENGLING <juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US>
> Subject:      awkward phrase
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> Just received this notice from our office:
> The Sprague Camerata  [which roster is stored on the G drive for
> teachers to determine absences]  will be performing their annual
> Capitol Rotunda program on December 14, and will be excused at 12
> noon, and will return at 2:00 pm.
> I am curious what others think of ...Camerata  [which roster...
> I find this construction odd at best.  I would expect 'whose' or 'the
> roster for which..'  or something totally different, e.g. 'you can
> find a roster for the Camerata...'
> Any comments?
> Fritz

I agree with you completely. It would be okay for me only if the
Sprague Camerata was itself the roster.

-Wilson Gray

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