Friday, September 27, 2013

Can Grammar Win Cases?

Can grammar win cases? Yes, says Professor Phillip M. Sparkes of NKU Chase College of Law. He  suggests, for example, that saying a politician "had an affair" (past tense) sounds less damaging that saying he "was having an affair" (past progressive tense). The latter implies more actions and suggests that they may continue. For additional examples, read the full article at pages 26-27 of the September 2013 Kentucky Bench and Bar Journal.

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