Question from the Grammar Policeman

by Ted McClure 6. January 2011 13:23

Which one of these is wrong (or at least different in meaning from the other three), and why?

(a) After Ramsauer took office as Transport Minister, he proscribed Denglish.

(b) After he took office as Transport Minister, Ramsauer proscribed Denglish.

(c) He proscribed Denglish after Ramsauer took office as Transport Minister.

(d) Ramsauer proscribed Denglish after he took office as Transport Minister.

For details, see http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2891.


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