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    Memorial Erected To

    In a possible journalistic rule-bending:

    ( dailymail.co.uk/news/article-413459/Memorial-erected-murdered-policeman-120-years-death.html )
    "A roadside memorial was erected to the brave officer, but after paying for that memorial and the funeral, there was not enough money to pay for a gravestone in Penrith Cemetery in Cumbria."

    "To the brave officer" seems to be separated from "a roadside memorial". Is "a roadside memorial to the brave officer was erected" a better standard English alternative?

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    Re: Memorial Erected To

    Quote Originally Posted by choking View Post
    In a possible journalistic rule-bending:

    ( dailymail.co.uk/news/article-413459/Memorial-erected-murdered-policeman-120-years-death.html )
    "A roadside memorial was erected to the brave officer, but after paying for that memorial and the funeral, there was not enough money to pay for a gravestone in Penrith Cemetery in Cumbria."

    "To the brave officer" seems to be separated from "a roadside memorial". Is "a roadside memorial to the brave officer was erected" a better standard English alternative?
    I agree that the sentence is poorly constructed. I would insert "honor" after "to". Your correction is no better than the original.

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