Friday, April 10, 2009

Diana Hacker, meet Nigella Lawson.

Diana HackerNigella Lawson

I love it when the baking/cooking and teaching worlds collide.

Just now, as I was preparing a comma lesson for my students, I stumbled upon this example sentence in the Diana Hacker Rules for Writers manual:

Even though Pavel had studied Nigella Lawson's recipes for a week, he underestimated how long it would take to juice two hundred lemons.

Two hundred lemons?! Honestly, Diana?

Well... I guess Pavel could possibly be making lemon tarts for the mess hall. What do I know?

The important bit is that there is supposed be a comma after the word "week". JSYK.

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