Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday's Eagle - bad writing

The cover story on Monday's Eagle about the plane crash was poorly written. I don't know how many of you caught this, but the second paragraph of the article, from the way it was written, sounds like the Cessna Skyhawk was pronounced dead on scene. In case you didn't see it, here's a direct quote:

"The 2003 Cessna Skyhawk flown by Ryan Sageser, 17 and his father, Mark, 46 - who friends said was also a pilot - were pronounced dead at the scene."

If you look at sentence structure, i.e., subject/predicate/verb,etc., the subject of the sentence is the Cessna Skywalk, the verb is "pronounced" and the predicate is "dead."

I hope the plane was killed immediately and didn't suffer.

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