T-14 is used as an adjective modifying the phrase "other options"
his phrasing is a little vague (a comma between "other" and "t-14" would have been clearer) but the fact that we all know t-14 refers to the top 14 schools in the us news rankings should lead you to the correct interpretation
Ummm, no, that's not the case. "T-14" modifies the noun "options". "Other" is an adjective that modifies the noun phrase "T-14 options". His phrasing isn't vague
, it is wrong
, and I agree that adding a comma would fix the error. Let me illustrate so that you
understand the appropriate interpretation.
The original statement was this: "There are plenty of students here who chose Emory over other t-14 options." Let's substitute simpler terms for a clear example.
Try this: "Plenty of people chose water over other alcoholic beverages." Don't you see how this is completely different from, "Plenty of people chose water over other,
alcoholic beverages"? It completely changes the meaning of the sentence. Anyway, I know that you know this, but TLS is no place to defend sloppy grammar. We are going to top law schools and therefore we must be anal