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Sat May 25, 2019, 08:35 AM

Grammar police

Reading an article in Sunset magazine and the title threw me for a minute. Know it's wrong. Family lives in Louisiana... vacation home in Oregon.

Title:

"A Louisiana family dreams up an idyllic outdoor retreat 2,600 miles away from home in Southern Oregon."

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Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 OP
abqtommy May 2019 #1
Cirque du So-What May 2019 #2
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #3
Cirque du So-What May 2019 #4
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #5
Gidney N Cloyd May 2019 #6

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:54 AM

1. Grammar looks ok to me, but you should leave my Grammar alone. And my Grampar too!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:57 AM

2. Only slightly ambiguous

The title makes it clear that the family's home is in LA, however, where it says 'Louisiana family.' This makes the 'home in southern Oregon' phrase invalid.

I suggest...

"A Louisiana family dreams up an idyllic outdoor retreat in Southern Oregon, 2,600 miles away from home."

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:00 AM

3. Yes, perfect way to fix. Think its

"from home in Oregon" that is incorrect.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:15 AM

4. Yep. Technically accurate...

but the phrase is ambiguous. One shouldn't have to play detective to make sense of the written word.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #4)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:30 AM

5. Most important thing I'll do today, haha..just wrote

Author and magazine.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:38 PM

6. I'd just scratch "from home."

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