In this card zdsmith writes:
I just stumbled into a real linguistic oddity. Take the sentence: 'The customer walked away expecting the technician to do [X]'.
I just wrote '... enumerating what the customer walks away actually expecting the technicians to do.'
What the customer walks away? What is going on here that I can make an indirect question out of that present participle but end up making it the object of 'walks'?
But I don't really see what is odd about it.