From a book I am reading (set in the 1690s):
"Soon after, he grew a swelling in his foot and in his groin that had to be lanced."
Ouch: his groin had to be lanced? This sentence's bad grammar is as painful as a lanced groin!
The swelling, not the groin, is what had to be lanced:
"Soon after, he grew swellings in his foot and in his groin, and they had to be lanced."
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