Adverbs Ahead

“Our problem was what laid underneath all that: the way things really were, despite what we taught in civics class.”

(James Comey, “Mr. President, Please Take a Stand Against Racism,” NYTimes, 8-4-19)

No disrespect to Mr. Comey, but what lay underneath his verbal peccadillo was the lack of a good editor. Come on, NYTimes, you can do better than this!

(Cc) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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2 Responses to Ouch!

  1. I was going to write lay/laid the other day but chickened out remembering your previous post, but not the rules! But then of course I don’t have an editor.

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