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 Post subject: The meaning of the word "is"
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:57 am 
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In my small-potatoes newspaper, we run brief news elements about local goings-on. We've been called by an office-mate on our sentence construction, which goes like this:<p>A writers' workshop is 9 a.m. Tuesday at Humdinger Espresso shop in Lacey.<p>My question is this: Does this construction freak anyone out? We could use "will be held" I suppose, or the popular "is scheduled for" but I lean toward expeditious. Any suggestions, support, tweakage, etc., would be appreciated!<p>Thanks,
Jeremy


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 Post subject: Re: The meaning of the word "is"
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:39 pm 
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Sounds fine to me. "Will be held" doesn't work because "hold" and its various forms should be reserved for something that someone has in his or her hands.


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 Post subject: Re: The meaning of the word "is"
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:22 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Jeremy O'Bryan:
In my small-potatoes newspaper, we run brief news elements about local goings-on. We've been called by an office-mate on our sentence construction, which goes like this:<p>A writers' workshop is 9 a.m. Tuesday at Humdinger Espresso shop in Lacey.<p>My question is this: Does this construction freak anyone out? We could use "will be held" I suppose, or the popular "is scheduled for" but I lean toward expeditious. Any suggestions, support, tweakage, etc., would be appreciated!<p>Thanks,
Jeremy
<hr></blockquote><p>Don't know the style or format you use for these, but you could take it out of sentence form:<p>Writers workshop: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Humdinger Espresso Shop, Lacey.<p>If that's not an option, I'd go with "is scheduled for." And I hope someone there makes a call before these things run to make sure they're still scheduled for the times provided to the paper.<p>[ September 11, 2003: Message edited by: Todd J. Behme ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: The meaning of the word "is"
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:40 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by pampellfw:
Sounds fine to me. "Will be held" doesn't work because "hold" and its various forms should be reserved for something that someone has in his or her hands.<hr></blockquote><p>Normally I don't inject myself in these "editor's toolkit" threads, but I'll make an exception here to laugh out loud.<p>Either of Behme's suggestions would work.<p>[ September 11, 2003: Message edited by: blanp ]</p>


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:19 pm 
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