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> From: Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Chris Mohr
> There is a simple fudge to solve this problem:
> as in, "the A.R. delayed raising the flag until (s)he saw that the
> offside-positioned player was actively involved in play".
I dislike written constructions that cannot be read in standard English.
How about simply changing the tense:
The A.R. delayed raising the flag until having seen that the
offside-positioned player was actively involved in the play.
The A.R. delayed raising the flag until seeing that the offside-positioned
player was actively involved in the play.
When faced with linguistic ugliness and neologisms, I always ask myself,
"What would Miss Bohanan do?" This always conjures the image of my
eighth-grade English teacher of Yoda-like stature and age with her gray hair
in a bun and a steel ruler in her right hand. She always knew the correct
way to phrase things. We always agreed with her.
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