Now that I’m learning a foreign language, I’m regaining my appreciation for how daunting grammar can be. Really. And I know that when you grow up hearing the language spoken one way, it’s sometimes difficult to understand that your dear old mama’s usage wouldn’t pass muster with William Safire. Nevertheless, there are editors in the world, and it really takes a harmonic convergence of tin ears to let this one get through:
Four times in the last 10 years, she and husband, Scott, have uprooted their family and set off for a new, unfamiliar city because on account of his job with Dana Corp.