Monday, May 19, 2014

An Interesting Sentence

An interesting sentence, unlike one I've ever seen (well that I recall), from the New Yorker where the copy editors are intense:

He liked to roar, though also: he liked quiet.
I would probably have written "He liked to roar, though he also like quiet." but the colon puts a really hard stop in there. From The New Yorker, May 12, 2014, p. 72, by Jill Lepore.

I had more on this post but I had copy and pasted it and it got a bit messed up, then it was deleted accidentally. The New Yorker is very pedantic and precise about grammar is the point here.