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No wonder people complain about Auckland's trains


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No wonder people complain about Auckland's trains

Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10386320

Amongst the coverage of yesterday's power chaos, I found this wee gem:
"Trains stopped stranding hundreds of commuters when the automatic signalling system had to be switched over to manual."

Now, I realise that correct grammar is passe in this day and age, but a comma makes such a difference to the interpretation of that sentence. Whatever happened to the Fourth Estate having a solid grasp of the intricacies of the English language?

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