Sweet Nell Fenwick
Who was the record holder yesterday evening?
Technically, the original sentence is correct. Webb was in fact the mile AR holder on the evening in question.
But it is true that not following the rules of writing can sometimes lead to confusion.
I want to cook, dad.
I want to cook dad.
Properly placed modifiers matter.
I hid with a bow and arrow waiting for a deer to pass by.
I hid waiting for a deer to pass by with a bow and arrow.
Our team knows its $h!t.
Our team knows it's $h!t.
Capitalized names matter.
I helped my friend Jack off his mule.
I helped my friend jack off his mule.
Und so weiter.