I saw this today in one of those adverts that try to capture your interest (and your money?) by making exaggerated claims, and entice you to at least have a look.
“People are left stunned by this New Laser Eye Surgery!”
Hopefully the laser wasn’t in the ‘kill’ mode!
For the sake of a comma the meaning was changed.
The advert then went on to claim “Pioneering Laser Eye Surgery Storming the UK”. Well, that’s a change from “sweeping the UK”!
I don’t claim to be a member of the Word Police, or a nerd about the correct use of English, but I do try to keep to the well trodden path of understandable English. Know wot i mean innit?
“Grammar is the agreed upon rules of a language, spoken or otherwise. Without it, we would all sound like neanderthals. Apologies to all you neanderthals out there but there is a reason why grammar came into existence” – Zachary Brenner