[Ads-l] Grammatical error in the New Yorker

Jocelyn Limpert jocelyn.limpert at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 9 20:16:00 EST 2016


"scheduled to published" should be "scheduled to publish"

On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 8:12 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> I am embarrassed to reveal my lack of knowledge of the grammar of English,
> but where is the grammatical error to be found?
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> On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 7:52 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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> > > On Dec 9, 2016, at 5:56 PM, Jocelyn Limpert <jocelyn.limpert at GMAIL.COM
> >
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm the "alert reader" in the following. Never thought I'd live to see
> > this
> > > -- of course, I never thought I'd live to see "President Trump"! The
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> y
> > is
> > > indeed falling!!
> > >
> > > Another Sign of the Apocalypse: A Grammatical Error in the New Yorker
> > > December 9, 2016
> > >
> > > An alert reader discovers a grammatical error in =E2=80=9CBanned Books
> =
> and
> > > Blockbusters,=E2=80=9D
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> > IcvJkcoXWGjSk&e=3D > by
> > > Louis Menard, in the December 12 *New Yorker:*
> >
> > And it might also pointed out that the piece was by Louis *Menand*. :-)
> >
> > LH
> > >
> > > Completion took three years, and, since Heller was incapable of editing
> > > himself=E2=80=94he was a compulsive adder and fixer=E2=80=94Gottlieb
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> s heavily involved
> > > in shaping the text. Finally, just as the book was about to go to
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> ,
> > it
> > > was learned that Leon Uris was scheduled to published a new novel
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> > > =E2=80=9CMila 18.=E2=80=9D Uris was, in those days, a reliable
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> ler, and Heller
> > was
> > > an unknown. Many brain cells were burned through pondering alternative
> > > titles, until, late one night, Gottlieb came up with
> =E2=80=9CCatch-22.=
> =E2=80=9D He
> > > excitedly called Heller. =E2=80=9CIt=E2=80=99s funnier than
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