Monday, June 14, 2021

English Is Funny That Way (On Twitter)

"NATO allies express concern over China’s growing global influence at annual summit."

I don't think I misunderstood that "What's Happening" headline, but my guess is it may read better as the following:

"NATO allies express concern, at annual summit, over China’s growing global influence."

Having the sentence end with "growing global influence" carries more punch than ending with "at annual summit"... the point being, there is a concern over "China's growing global influence".

Maybe it's just me....


DonaldAR said...

Grammar always said: "Use yer damn commas!" "Or do ya want dem Commies t' get cha?!"
"Now, let's eat Grandpa!"

Simon St. Laurent said...

Very good!