whatever happened to syntax?

Does this hurt your head as much as it hurts mine?

[The organization conducting research] said that, as a plan’s total assets under management increase, the more likely the sponsor was to identify [removed to preserve anonymity] as elements of its investment program.

What?

As they INCREASE (present tense), the sponsor WAS (past tense)?

AS they increase, the MORE LIKELY?

Somebody collected a paycheck – a paycheck with money in it – for writing that.

 

Shaking my head.

 

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