Monday, February 02, 2004

Oh, those dang modifiers II:
GREENVILLE -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry denied slighting the South while in New Hampshire during a nationally-televised debate here last night.

Well, no, he was in Greenville, not in New Hampshire during the debate.

GREENVILLE -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry denied during a nationally televised debate here last night that he slighted the South while in New Hampshire. (And nationally is an adverb; it's not hyphenated.)

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