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Friday, August 20, 2010

Criminal Sentence 434: Interviews Given Where?

Seen online:

"[They will] list online interviews they’ve given on their website.

Does the writer mean that the people will list the interviews on the site, or will they give the interviews on the site? This is an ambiguous sentence because you can read it in both ways. I believe, though, that the writer meant to convey list the interviews on the site.

How do we fix it? The best option is to recast it:

"Their website will contain a list of interviews they've given."

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