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Here's the sentence that confuses me so badly:

"A camera was mounted on a remote-controlled helicopter to get pictures of the damaged reactors from above Sunday in hopes of getting a better look at the damaged housings of the No. 1, 3 and 4 reactors"

What does that "from above Sunday" actually mean?????

In my opinion it's either from or above, how come both at the same time?(And definitely it won't be

"above" Sunday anyhow, either.)

This is from the CNN news website, so I assume there's not supposed to be any grammatic error,

which is weird.
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Yes, "on Sunday" would be better. People often omit it, but in this case the sentence is complicated enough that including it would be helpful. Even better, in my opinion, would be to move "On Sunday" to the beginning of the sentence.
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chivalryHere's the sentence that confuses me so badly:
"A camera was mounted on a remote-controlled helicopter to get pictures of the damaged reactors from above Sunday in hopes of getting a better look at the damaged housings of the No. 1, 3 and 4 reactors"
What does that "from above Sunday" actually mean?????
It's not "from above Sunday." Sunday is when the event occurred.

On Sunday, a camera was mounted on a helicopter to get pictures of the damaged reactor from above. (From the sky above the reactor, rather than from the ground. They wanted what we call "a bird's-eye view" of the reactor.)
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khoff
chivalryHere's the sentence that confuses me so badly:"A camera was mounted on a remote-controlled helicopter to get pictures of the damaged reactors from above Sunday in hopes of getting a better look at the damaged housings of the No. 1, 3 and 4 reactors"What does that "from above Sunday" actually mean?????
It's not "from above Sunday." Sunday is when the event occurred.On Sunday, a camera was mounted on a helicopter to get pictures of the damaged reactor from above. (From the sky above the reactor, rather than from the ground. They wanted what we call "a bird's-eye view" of the reactor.)

Thank you,

but shouldn't that be "get pictures of the damaged reactor from above ON Sunday" to be correct?

Just my opinion, welcome all comments, TIA.
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