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Friday, July 8, 2011

Criminal Sentence 572: Word Order Crime

A caption from today's paper:

"Casey Anthony will be freed July 17 after she was acquitted of first-degree murder."

Someone needs to be arrested for this sentence! I had to read it several times because it was so weird. Let's banish the word "after":

"Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of first-degree murder, will be freed July 17."


Anonymous said...

Or replace it with a semicolon.

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Where do you propose putting a semicolon?