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Published: Monday, Aug. 15 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Nan BW
ELder, CO

This is a fascinating story. We've don't have television but I'm tempted the wrangle an invitation to watch on someone else's screen some Tuesday evening.

Nanook of the North
Camarillo, CA

I met Paul and Dell when we moved to Camarillo 3 years ago, 'cause we're in their family ward. They're wonderful people, Paul is a really great guy, and I love the show so far! Definitely check it out!

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

From the article,

"the people Bishop, a member of the LDS Church, is interrogating are only guilty of hiding a case of $100,000."

"is interrogating are only"? Either this is a typo, bad grammar, or I simply am having an 'off moment'. Can anyone clarify for me? Thanks in advance.

Axe-man
OREM, UT

@Voice of Reason,

"The people ... are only guilty of..." The appositive describing the people, i.e. the people that he is interrogating, is a break in the sentence just like "a member of the LDS Church." Start with "the people are only guilty of hiding." Add a "that" if it helps to understand: "the people [THAT Bishop is interrogating] are only guilty of hiding." Finally, the last appositive: "the people that Bishop, a member of the LDS Church, is interrogating are only guilty of hiding."

That help?

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Axe-man:

I reread the sentence after that with perfect clarity. I guess this one simply didn't compute. Thanks!

Nan BW
ELder, CO

I wish there were more discussions of grammar in the comments for articles. A discussion about grammar is more relaxing than wrangling over religion and politics. I like your way of explaining, Axe-man.

Nayajja
Ephraim, UT

It wasn't your reading ability; the sentence was convoluted. Interesting article, though!

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