“The Sentry Clause:
- Initial participle &co.
Before we are allowed to enter, we are challenged by the sentry, being a participle or some equivalent posted in advance to secure that our interview with the C.O. (or subject of sentence) shall not take place without due ceremony.”
in “Good Prose”, by Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd
Courtesy to the writer and the author, cited above, both of them, with permission; credit is where credit is due
or, how to escape the grammar policy
Because we need a thousand words to say what an image would say in one: an image worth a thousand words; the challenge, to say it in one word, by the Sentry at the threshold of a sentence
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