Missuse of the ","

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 The Civil Aviation Act 1988 20A states

 

(1) A person must not operate an aircraft being reckless as to whether the manner of operation could endanger the life of another person.

 

(2) A person must not operate an aircraft being reckless as to whether the manner of operation could endanger the person or property of another person.

 

In connection with a charge of reckless being brought against a pilot, an official of the Commonwealth writes part (2) as follows..

 

(2) A person must not operate an aircraft being reckless as to whether the manner of operation could endanger the person, (namely yourself) or property of another person.

 

Does the insertion of a "," before the conjunctive "or" (not present in the original), break the grammar to enforce a different meaning to the original.

 

What rule of grammar is broken?

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Maybe I am confused about the question, but you have absolutely changed the meaning of the sentence.

 

Is this a manual for fighter pilots or military pilots of any kind?

 

It appears to me that the purpose of the statement is to preserve the life, liberty, and property of civilians:

"the life of another"

"the person or property of another"

"of another" is a prepositional phrase modifying the compound object "person or property"

 

Inserting (namely youself) not only changes the meaning, but the entire connotation of the rule...

link comment edited Sep 12 '13 at 00:55 Aaron Prejean Expert

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