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Truck rollover shocks residents

Original post made on May 14, 2011

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday a pickup truck veered off the edge of the 237 freeway and rolled over into several trees, surprising the residents of a nearby apartment building at the end of Church Street.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, May 14, 2011, 6:52 PM

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Posted by Laurence
a resident of Whisman Station
on May 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Nice little article, but does anyone proofread these things? There is no apostrophe in the phrase "its roof". (3rd paragraph)


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Posted by Granny Grammar
a resident of Castro City
on May 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

No apostrophe? Well its a good thing your proofreading there articles four them.


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Posted by Voice_Vigilante
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 15, 2011 at 7:34 am

I certify this article as grammatically correct in its current shape, although a comma would be nice after "Sunday" in the first sentence!


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Posted by Voice_Vigilante
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 15, 2011 at 7:36 am

I meant "Saturday."


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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 15, 2011 at 8:05 am

the lack of a apostrophe is due to budget cuts

i cant even afford apostrophes, capitals, n's, or periods


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Posted by Voice Reader
a resident of Rex Manor
on May 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

Um, "its roof" is correct, there should be no apostrophe. If it were "it's roof", that would be short for "it is roof", which makes no sense.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

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LOL, Granny. I caught four - its, your, there, and four. Did I miss any?


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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I drove past the accident after the police were already there. I don't know how someone could have gone off-road there. It is straight path. Was there alcohol involved?


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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"He was so dazed he was trying to restart the engine".

The truck was upside down. If he was that dazed, he should have been arrested for drunk driving or taken to the hospital for a head injury exam.


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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Whisman Station
on May 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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You didn't know?

When it comes to any kind of rule, law or custom, Mountain View chooses which ones it will enforce...or NOT enforce...

That includes any GRAMMAR issues....


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm

"its roof".

incorrect

"its roof." would be correct.

SELF PWN4G3 FTW!


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm

"its roof".

incorrect

"its roof." would be correct.

SELF PWN4G3 FTW!


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Posted by Know-It-All
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

@Sparty

Your point is correct in the U.S. However, if you read Financial Times articles (Web Link), you would notice that period is routinely placed outside of quotes. Example: The IMF board was briefed on the case on Monday and said it would "continue to monitor developments".


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Posted by Jack
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm

He could have simply dozed off.
Sleep Apnea is very common and eventually the body just goes nighty-night.
I will wager that more fatal car accidents are caused by untreated Sleep Apnea
than alcohol.
Like the Sheriff's Deputy who fell asleep at the wheel in the middle of the day and tragically killed the two cyclists up by Steven's Creek Resevoir about 3 years ago.


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Posted by Thom
a resident of Jackson Park
on May 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Serious? You folks have nothing better to do than mock the writer for errors? One would think people have better things to do with their time.
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Thank God no one was hurt in this accident. Anyone that has driven any length of time has had those moments where your eyes get so heavy it's hard to keep them open.

Okay thread police - go for it.


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Posted by Tired_Activist
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm

@Jack

Sleep Apnea is serious... This from N.Y. Times:

"Mr. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers are fighting for his release on the $1 million bail posted by his wife, arguing that he suffers from sleep apnea and that he should not be considered a flight risk."


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

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"Serious? You folks have nothing better to do than mock the writer for errors?"

Umm, not really. We are having some fun. Sorry that you are a dork.


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Posted by Mr. Redwood
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 20, 2011 at 7:42 am

Enough about the writers. What about the tree? Is it ok? Just glad it didn't catch fire like the ones on Middlefield Rd.


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Posted by Blue-penciled blue-nose
a resident of Rex Manor
on May 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

@Laurence: Are you the guy who created the iPod auto-correction bug that interferes with its acceptance of "it's a shame it was on its roof"? I suppose if the truck belonged to a woman, you would invent a word to say "it was her's". ITS is a possessive pronoun, "the possessive form of *it* (used as an attributive adjective)," according to Random House Dictionary. So is MY, YOUR, OUR and THEIR. It's a shame that nobody learns grammar in grammar school anymore. They're, a load off my chest.


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Posted by Blue-penciled blue-nose
a resident of Rex Manor
on May 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

OK, wise guys, I meant "So _are_ MY, YOUR, ...". And yes, I favor putting punctuation that is used rather than mentioned (including periods) outside the closing quotation mark. And while I'm ranting, in this third millenium, let's throw out all the other, ambiguous numerical date formats in favor of the big-endian one, YYYY.MM.DD or 'YYMMDD. It rationalizes and simplifies sorting. It's also shorter (in the abbreviated, "tic" form).


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