The Herald reported:
Men are more likely to rate technology as a necessity of life than women, a recent survey suggests.
I read this, and my first thought was no that is not right. Sure e-mail and web is important, but I’d rather go without them than without women.
But then I realised that what they meant should be expressed as:
Men are more likely than women to rate technology as a necessity of life, a recent survey suggests.
The importance of order in a sentence!