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Friday, November 12, 2010

Criminal Sentence 473: Being Religious about Grammar

From an insert in today's paper:

What is the problem here? (ha ha)

Beware of a sentence that begins "As a..."; such a beginning introduces a characteristic of a person. For example, "As a mom, I have a lot of experience changing diapers."

You have to ensure that the person follows the "As" phrase, so here, "what" is the problem.

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