RE: Grammar/Usage Question

Subject: RE: Grammar/Usage Question
From: APEERY -at- FAMILYDOLLAR -dot- COM
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 10:44:06 -0500

Sentence 1: It is legitimate to use "report" transitively (Just report the
facts, ma'am), but if the verb is being so used here, the direct object is
"them," representing "some reports." However, what's actually being
reported is the fact that some reports have been lost. In addition, that
"as" construction sounds fishy to me, but I don't know why. Anyone?


Sentence 2: Same transitive verb problem as #1.

Sentence 3: Sounds good to me.

Caveat: I'm not an English teacher; all the above blather is just my best
guess.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 6:57 PM
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> Subject: Grammar/Usage Question
>
> Which one?
>
> ...noticed the problem and reported them (some
> reports) as being lost...
>
> ...noticed the problem and reported them lost...
>
> ...noticed the problem and reported that they had been
> lost...
>
> Thanks
>
> Mario

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