[Ads-l] Crash blossom or something else?

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Mar 2 16:40:52 UTC 2016

> 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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