Today’s post is a soft relaunch of DWT. The hiatus was for a lot of reasons, but I’m back.
How many seconds into this commercial from City Mill (Hawaii) does it take for the voiceover to make a horrible grammatical error? Watch the video; then hit “read more” to see if your answer matches mine!
“Do navigating huge home-improvement stores leave your family feeling adrift?”
City Mill sets the record with a FIRST-WORD grammatical atrocity! It’s trying to match “Do…” with “…stores,” but for the verb do in this sentence, the subject is navigating. Since “Do navigating” doesn’t work, City Mill should be asking, “Does navigating huge home-improvement stores leave your family feeling adrift?”
This commercial has me feeling like the English teacher thrown out of the lifeboat. What do you think?