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omiya



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:56 am Reply with quote
I just found the phrase "a wife" strange in this article:

animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-16/pokemon-company-designer-eric-medalle-killed-in-windstorm/.99854

and wanted it brought to the attention of ANN's editors but didn't want to mention about it in the talk-back for that article.
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Dessa



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:33 am Reply with quote
It's awkward, but removing the "a" would make it read as "another young daughter and wife," implying a second family. Even if you change it to "his wife," it still reads a bit awkwardly. Preferably, it would have to be changed to "survived by his wife and another young daughter."
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omiya



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:54 pm Reply with quote
Dessa wrote:
Preferably, it would have to be changed to "survived by his wife and another young daughter."


Agreed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:38 pm Reply with quote
I don't think it was disrespectful, but the word choice didn't work very well. I've pointed it out to the author.

-t
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omiya



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:28 am Reply with quote
Tempest wrote:
I don't think it was disrespectful, but the word choice didn't work very well. I've pointed it out to the author.

-t


Thanks!
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