Making your meaning clear sometimes takes a bit of introspection and some editing.
|Some people who got parking tickets|
contested them in court.
The tickets were dismissed,
but a period was added to the sign.
Small variations in punctuation can make a difference, too.
There’s a world of difference between “When do we eat, Grandma?” and “When do we eat Grandma?”
A court case in Maine in 2017 rested on the absence of an Oxford comma in the state’s labor laws.
According to an account on CNN by Lindsay Benson on February 9, 2018, delivery drivers sued Oakhurst Dairy for overtime pay. The law in question exempts certain workers from overtime pay, including “The canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of" certain agricultural and food products.
but it's more likely that someone
left the "d" off the "fine."
The court decided that the absence of the comma meant that those who distributed—the truck drivers—were exempt from the provision that limited overtime compensation, and they were awarded over five million dollars.
|Don't children with diabetes have enough to worry about|
without people fighting them at a Christmas event?
Or is that a speed limit?