I’ve weighed in on this very issue of grammar rules you may not really need! And here, for example. Many so-called rules come from dubious historical sources and, in use in context, are judgment calls. English isn’t Latin. It can’t be like Latin. Thanks, Jean Cogdell, for sharing and reminding us to make “good” use of the “rules.”
Do we throw them out?
Or do we realize some rules are made to be broken?
Hooray! At last, a common sense post about what to do about hard and fast rules that make no sense in this day and time.
- Ending sentences with a preposition.
- Guilty, but I didn’t know this rule was attributed to Winston Churchill
- Starting sentences with a conjunction.
- Oh yes, guilty. This gem was apparently courtesy of teachers in the 19th century.
- Sentence fragments.
- Now honestly, I write…
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