Another FLoP coordination
Posted by Neal on December 10, 2004
Now that I’ve sensitized myself to Friends in Low Places Coordinations, they just seem to keep turning up. There’s nothing funny to say about this next one, though. If you don’t want to read about the horrible abuse and murder of a child, you might just want to take my word for it that there’s another attestation to add to the list.
From the front page of the Metro section in the December 4 Columbus Dispatch:
A Monroe County man, convicted yesterday of raping, beating and stuffing a 7-year-old girl into an abandoned well, could be executed by lethal injection.
The direct object of all three coordinated verbs is a 7-year-old girl, but the prepositional phrase into an abandoned well, which comes after the direct object, modifies only the third verb.