Thursday, August 23, 2012

Usage Hints

Need a refresher on usage?  Try this article by Judith Fischer:

A Rogues' Gallery of Usage Problems

Abstract: This article covers some contemporary English usage problems that appear in legal writing, including dangling modifiers, confusing deletions of the relative pronoun "that," and misuse of "begs the question" and "as such."

(Scott Fruehwald)

P.S.  Carolina Academic Press has recently published her book, Pleasing the Court: Writing Ethical and Effective Briefs (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press 2011), which "analyzes courts' reactions to errors in lawyers' documents."

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