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1 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 17, 2013 6:29:15pm

I went through a period of making sure sentences never ended with prepositions, and infinitives were never split, so I totally get where this article is coming from.

2 chadu  Sun, Feb 17, 2013 6:48:54pm

Do we want to do this now?

3 chadu  Sun, Feb 17, 2013 6:51:06pm

I split infinitives on goddam purpose.

Same with ending a sentence with a preposition (they’re so cute!).

4 chadu  Sun, Feb 17, 2013 6:53:11pm

Blocking you with a cloud of adverbs.

5 chadu  Sun, Feb 17, 2013 6:53:47pm

And adjectives!

6 chadu  Sun, Feb 17, 2013 6:55:07pm
7 Bob Dillon  Sun, Feb 17, 2013 7:20:11pm

You know the authors’ names. You recognize the title. You’ve probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book’s unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of “the little book” to make a big impact with writing.
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8 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Feb 17, 2013 11:52:31pm

Hopefully you are right about this…

9 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 18, 2013 4:43:30am

i before e except after c
or except when you say
weigh, weight, height, seize, or sleigh

10 sizzzzlerz  Mon, Feb 18, 2013 7:10:38am

Me fail English? That’s unpossible!


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