[ANSTHRLD] Damasca Gisele de Bier Return
tmcd at jump.net
Thu Jan 3 13:32:54 PST 2002
> As for me, I am just tired of explaining our mistakes to angry and
> annoyed clients over the past 2 years and then having to write
> appeals to fix them.
I can sumpathize with that, but I don't consider the instant case a
mistake. We just didn't have the needed evidence. The conclusion was
correct given the evidence of the time.
> And, Daniel is irresistable as a kitten when he is annoyed.
I've been copyediting LoARs recently, and it's affecting me. It's a
sentence fragment and there's no need for the conjunction. I prefer
to have "as ... as" parallelism. Also, what is the referent of "he":
is Daniel annoyed or is the kitten annoyed? Please recast the
sentence to clarify your intent:
1) An annoyed Daniel is as irresistable as a kitten.
2) Daniel is as irresistable as an annoyed kitten.
Daniel (I'm pretty resistable, as long experience sheweth, so probably #2)
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