WHO Was Over the Fence?

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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.”

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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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