From an article about fishing:
"My goal is to tell anglers where to start fishing and how to catch them."
This lovely sentence has two errors: one is regular and one made me laugh out loud.
1) My goal is to do a and to do b: This is wrong because it states there is one goal but there are two goals. So, "My goals are..." is what we want.
2) The second goal here seems to be "how to catch anglers," with the "them" standing in for the only plural noun so far mentioned: "anglers." Of course the writer meant "fish," but since fish weren't yet mentioned, the "them" refers back to "anglers." How do you catch anglers? I wonder.
So the revised sentence should read (sorry, it's not as amusing as the original):
"My goals are to tell anglers where to start fishing and how to catch fish."
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