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Grammar Hotline

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Don't laugh, this should be a running thread.

    Before I stab myself, which is correct:

    1) '....he was prepared for the challenges that lay ahead'

    or

    2) ...'the challenges that lie ahead.'

    It's the first one, right?? Or neither??

    :mad: :mad:
     
  2. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    This one:

    3) He was prepared for the challenges ahead.

    Eliminates the unnecessary words and the grammar issue outright.
     
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    Way better.

    I am really off today. Thanks so much!
     
  4. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    Thought this was a thread about Boom's posts.
     
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    Not a problem. I was prepared for the challenges ahead. 8)
     
  6. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    No worries. :)
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    That's good. I was going to avoid the issue with:

    4) He was prepared for the challenges that were reclining ahead.
     
  8. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    You might have been forced to deal with the prone/supine issue.
     
  9. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    How about 'He lay supine, preparing for the lies that lay ahead.'

    Why do we not have a running grammar thread?

    Also, watery has the best sig I have seen here in a long long time.
     
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    Because it would turn into a pissing match over things like "never end a sentence with a preposition" and other rules that have evolved into gray areas.
     
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    Hmm. I would have said 'grey' areas.

    Are you sure?

    I think we need this thread.
     
  12. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    Re: Grammar Crisis

    'Gray' is correct AP style. :p
     
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