January 14, 2011
Sentences I Wish I Had Written

Clyde Haberman in the New York Times:

Ms. O’Conner said there is a flip side to the rejection of all grammatical structure. It is slavish adherence to old rules and intolerance for any perceived transgression.

She gets an earful, she said, when she writes that there is nothing horrific about, say, splitting an infinitive or ending a sentence with a preposition. For some people, those are heresies to always object to.


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at January 14, 2011 12:57 PM
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That sentence is so bad that I may change my mind about split infinitives and sentences ending in prepositions.

Posted by: JoyfulA on January 16, 2011 1:30 AM


Posted by: nolierob on January 19, 2011 11:23 AM
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