WHO Was Over the Fence?


I just came across a blurb for a beautiful cat that had been rescued. Here is a little bit of that cat’s story:

“When she was a wee kitten she was thrown over a fence at a bowling club and abandoned. She was adopted by the elderly man who found her and his wife.”

What a bonanza of a day for that elderly man! He not only found this lovely kitten over the fence of the bowling club—but he found a wife there too!

Word order matters. The second sentence should have read something like, “Along with his wife, the elderly man who found the kitten adopted her.”



Filed under All things having to do with the English language

2 responses to “WHO Was Over the Fence?

  1. Kathy Sandel

    I might disagree. Your correction sounds awkward. How about ~ After finding the cat, the elderly man and his wife adopted her.


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