Why grammar matters.

I just saw this on my Facebook feed and had to share it with my fellow grammar nuts.

Gowdy

When I first read it, I thought the verb “stopping” applied to all the items in the series. Hence:

Trey Gowdy is for 

  1. stopping corruption
  2. stopping cronyism
  3. stopping lying to America
  4. stopping restoring the USA back to a country with integrity

Wait, what?

I must have read that wrong. I guess “stopping” only applies to the first item in the series. So Trey Gowdy is for

  1. stopping corruption
  2. cronyism
  3. lying to America
  4. restoring the USA back to a country with integrity

That’s even worse. I’m so confused. Help me, Rhonda.

 

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