But there's one thing that bothers me: the use of the word on before a date.
I found this in a Miami Herald story:
Earlier this week, Davis said he thought any damage to his image was minimized when the Dolphins quickly informed the police and media outlets of Davis' whereabouts June 9.
The last part is the section that bothers me. "... Davis' whereabouts on June 9" sounds better to me.
I've worked at newspapers that wouldn't let you use the word on in that instance, unless there was a proper noun in front of it.
He drove his brother back to the Medical University on June 9.In that case, on breaks up capitalized words, which I think avoids confusion.
I think the sentence needs something else. You might write it: Earlier this week, Davis said that he thought any damage to his image was minimized ...
The newspaper I freelance for now mandates that we use that in such instances. Sometimes they overuse that and underuse on, but that's their business.
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