Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Next Available Count




Count Dracula’s consultation hour?

4 comments:

Gillian said...

I broke into laughter in the library when I saw this... am so glad I was not captured by your camera. And thanks for all the recommendations!

Gillian said...

Saw this after I left my comment. Is there something missing here?

"Your comment has been saved and will be visible after blog owner approval."

The Grammar Terrorist said...

Glad you enjoyed it -- it was taken at Jurong Point post office (not Transylvania!).

Strictly speaking, 'after blog owner approval' isn't wrong.

There's a noun phrase here, with 'approval' as head noun. This is premodified by the noun phrase 'blog owner'. 'Owner' is head of its own noun phrase and is itself premodified by the noun 'blog'.

That's why it sounds so clunky -- 'after approval by the blog owner' would be an improvement, and it's only marginally longer.

Gillian said...

I see... once again enlightened... quite stressful communicating with you... haha...