“ESPNglish — Part II”

Here is a headline from http://www.espn.com concerning the Pacers-Wizards game: “The Pacers overcame a double-digit lead to take the lead late. Will it hold up?”

On the surface. the head is okay. However, shouldn’t it say, “The Pacers overcame a double-digit deficit to take the lead late?” Sounds better to me. Also, my HS English teacher taught us to avoid repeating the same word twice in the same sentence. Notice how the headline writer uses the word “lead” twice.

BTW: Indiana won 95-92. But on ESPN’s website, the English language lost.


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