Stock market around the world crashed Thursday as investors sold shares in a panic. The trigger for the panic started with Greek debts concerns but spread like a wildfire as a trade accidently placed an order to sell one billion shares of PG Inc.
1) Why is it 'crashed Thursday' not 'crashed on Thursday'?
2) Can I say the trigger of anger, the trigger of violent..etc to refer to anything that makes something starts?
Last edited by Over the top; 24-May-2010 at 15:27.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-May-2010 at 15:30. Reason: Typo
Thanks a lot.
So be careful about how you rewrite 'it' - that sentence, I mean - and I think it would be best to pay especial attention to the word 'it', which risks confusion between the trigger and the panic. One way to do this would be to make 'trigger' into a verb, so that the it has to refer back to 'panic' - 'the panic was triggered by... and it spread...'.
Actually the text was written by a native English speaker who claims to be an English teacher. I only made a few mistakes while I'm copying I forgot the s in markets and the r in trader.
I think in colloquial we don't rewrite pronouns for example I want to travel but don't know where to go. Is this correct?