I would object to a sentence of that construction, which I believe are incorrect in any context. To: mea@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [mea] Are you ok with this sentence? From: cheri.frazer@xxxxxxxxxx Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:32:53 -0600 "Burke tore a vertebral artery, which are located in the neck and supply blood to the brainstem — the back part of the brain which controls consciousness." (From http://www.cbc.ca/sports/skiing/story/2012/01/12/sp-burke-skiing-injury.html) Would you consider that construction perfectly ok, a colloquialism / grammatical shortcut, or would you consider it wrong no matter what? Just curious. -C. "PLEASE NOTE: The preceding information may be confidential or privileged. It only should be used or disseminated for the purpose of conducting business with Parker. If you are not an intended recipient, please notify the sender by replying to this message and then delete the information from your system. Thank you for your cooperation."