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"There is a red Ford pickup truck in the parking lot, blocking access to the loading area."

Works for me...

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You got it! And you can easily hear the comma over the mall's public address system, too.

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"There is a red Ford pickup truck blocking access to the loading area."

There. smirk

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Originally Posted By: Faldage
I thought of another example of the genitive not indicating possession:

"There is a red Ford pickup truck in the parking lot blocking access to the loading area. Will the truck's owner please report to customer service."


This reminded me of a recent post at LanguageLog
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Originally Posted By: latishya


Another case where it seems to me to be a lot of effort involved in misunderstanding it.

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As long as it is not my red truck blocking anything, I'm Ok with it.


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Thanks you guys for your responses on Carpal Tunnel.
I go to this sight before opening any of my daily emails. I see what you mean by addictive. By the way, I hear there is a
Computerusers Anonymous, similar to AA.


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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: latishya


Another case where it seems to me to be a lot of effort involved in misunderstanding it.


When I read that piece I thought the misunderstanding was deliberate and for humorous effect rather than nitpicking.

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I think I may be missing something Latishya, I just read the
piece you referred to re; the Fl8. And now they have found another victim. But referring the reporting by the media. I have found that they hardly ever use correct grammar. But it is mostly hype anyway, just to sell their story for more advertising money, witnessed by some phrase like "first exclusively reported here on this station". So I am not surprised by anything the media say.


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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: latishya


Another case where it seems to me to be a lot of effort involved in misunderstanding it.

Working closely with US Air Force pilots, they often "become one with the aircraft" and feel the ship is just an extension of their human body!!


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