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Monday, September 13, 2010

Poll Results 103

Here was the question:

Is this sentence correct? "He admitted to the shooting in the police interview."

17 (30%)
39 (69%)

Congrats to 69% of you. The sentence suggests that someone did a shooting during a police interview. That would be interesting! We need to rewrite!

"When police interviewed the suspect, he admitted that he shot the victim."


Anonymous said...

How about "In the police interview, he admitted to the shooting"?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Sounds good. You could also write, "While being interviewed by police, he admitted to the shooting."