If you know the rules, just explain them. Is this not a clear question?
Yes, most cops do check their manuals for arrests, to make sure they are not making any mistakes. I would hope they did check the Rule Book, before they acted, It would seem like the prudent thing to do. But I guess in your world, hey if the person is nice enough, let it slide.
I have no idea why this thread still exists, but I have no problem defending the initial statement. Stating you 'Know something is wrong, because you know it is wrong', is logically self serving, it has no merit. You have added nothing at all to the arguement, aside from your 'Opinion', that you believe something is incorrect.
How does your belief, about the English language effect its' proper usage?
The lot of you are funny, I have only explained my position, and cited the actual reason (why) the usage in question is valid, and all you have replied with; is it is wrong because you say so. If you are educated persons, just end this and post the reference that shows I am wrong.
Just tell me why I am wrong, instead you keep saying (I am wrong because you say so). If a prof did that to you, you would be up in arms, so spare me this psuedo-intellectual BS. Aside from Glenn stating WordPerfect agrees with him, noone has giving me any evidence, to dispute what I have said.
The way I see it, is like this: Neither of you know the actual rules that govern language, and even if you did, you know I am correct. If I was incorrect, you would have said applied apposition is not applicable, and YES GLENN SHAKESPEARE uses it.
So, that being said, you guys can figure it out on your own. Dictionary references aren't good enough, if I quote Shakespeare, that will be denied as well. I did all I could 'boys', if you want to persue your point, please cite something meaningful.
Until then, do not reply until your post starts out with "I can prove you are wrong".
Let the Grammar Guru's, end this. I made it easy enough.
What (apparently) everyone fails to see, is this is not about grammar, duhhh, it is about someone using minutia, to try to devolve credibility. The particular instance, has no bearing on the issue. It is pretty amusing.
I am going under the assumption, Glenn knows this , but I could be wrong, and pehaps he spent time actually researching something that is a matter of grammatical aesthetics, but, it is a waste of time.
Everyone get to sleep, and when you wake up, think about why I used Parisian French as an example. But please, do not waste my time with your babble about, you are correct, just because...