Thursday, January 24, 2013

Is most of what we think we know about grammar wrong?

This fascinating post from the Smithsonian Magazine identifies several "false prohibitions" of English grammar and hypothesizes as to their origins.  The authors' plea to "let English adverbs fall where they may" might strike fear into the hearts of LRW profs, but their advice "not to turn [your] writing upside down to sidestep imaginary errors" may be worth heeding.

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Hat Tip: Smithsonian.com

(ldj)

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