Re: check please
If you must leave the construction as it is for some reason, then in my opinion it should start "Having considered it an act of disrespect ..." and it needs a comma after "Jane" (both marked in red above).
Originally Posted by azkad
I would prefer "taking on the burden of responsibility" but I have left it as "taking over" for now because it is possible that someone else currently has that burden of responsibility and that Jane is going to assume that responsibility, thereby "taking it over". Only the context would make that clear.
It is just possible that "Jane" is the surname of the person in question and if that person is male, then "his master" is correct. However, if Jane is the first name, then it should read "her master".
Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Sep-2012 at 18:18.
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