Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
I understood the first sentence of the original poster easily, as I felt that the commas were placed correctly.

However, though I grinned at Miss Thistlewaite's "advice" to Michael Read and others, I feel she neglected to mention to her devoted students that "prior" is usually an adjective, or part of an adverbial clause...

But then I'm picky.

Big Momma

The blame is mine. It has been more than 55 years since I was in Miss. Thistlethwaite’s class and my memory is not as it was although it has been only recent the memory aids she supplied (bruised knuckles) have healed.

I can’t say I was a devoted student but more a constant one and that was because Miss Thistlethwaite conducted detention (I attended many) and her method of holding this ‘class’ was to have each student write an essay. I believe this is the central reason later in life, as an editor, I felt free as a bird once the magazines were at the printers. Or, as I sometimes felt, the 18 years I spent in editing was punishment.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.