Friday, December 30, 2022

spot the error

Just saw this in an Instapundit comment thread. What's wrong?

Way I always heard it, the side that makes the least mistakes, wins the war.

This is why "Commas mark pauses" is a bad rule.


Charles said...

I would start by eliminating the comma between the subject and the predicate (one of my biggest pet peeves).

Kevin Kim said...

Zackly. I can forgive the first comma, which comes after a folksy introductory phrase, but that subject/predicate interruption in the main clause is impardonnable.

John Mac said...

I'm staying out of this one--above my pay grade.