On January 5, 2008 at 09:47, djy said...
I hate sloppy writing:
Mr Moreno, an immigrant from Ecuador, plummeted from the
Manhattan skyscraper on 7 December, when a platform on
which he was working came loose. His younger brother died
instantly in the fall.
I'm pretty sure his brother survivced the fall quite nicely but died instantly in the landing.
I hear radio news reporters saying things such as
The victim died after being shot forty-seven times in the head.
To which I ask, wouldn't he die WHILE being shot forty-seven times in the head?