Friday, December 11, 2015

New directions in housing

An NPR commentator: “We lived in a two-story house in the basement.”

That must have been some basement.

A possible revision: “We lived in the basement of a two-story house.”

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comments: 3

The Arthurian said...

We're hungry. Let's eat Mother.

Diane Schirf said...

The spoken word is missing a comma. “We lived in a two-story house, in the basement.”

Michael Leddy said...

The pause would help. The original sounded like “We lived in a two-story house in Brooklyn,” no pause.